Book Report #6


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’. 





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