Book Equivalent # 7-8 Words: 89600
Title: The Book – Playing the Percentages in Baseball
Author: T. Tango, M. Lichtman, A. Dolphin
Genre ~ Non-Fiction
- Opening Sentence:
The biggest player on the field makes the slow walk from the on-deck circle to the batter’s box.
- Favourite word / phrase / sentence: As the game goes on, the hitter has a progressively greater advantage over the starting pitcher.
Vocabulary and new terms (with part of speech) and definition: wOBA In baseball, wOBA (or weighted on-base average) is a statistic, based on linear weights, designed to measure a player’s overall offensive contributions per plate appearance.
- Reflection, Connection & Personal Response:
This has been my favorite book so far because the authors’ knowledge of sabermetrics helps him make the book very interesting. In the future, I look forward to reading more books from the authors’.