Bringin’ Gas & Dialin’ 9: A Seven Score Addiction to the National Pastime Volume I (1869-1949) (Vol I) – JASON T POWERS

A review of baseball history from its colonial origins to the sabermetric and big data present day. Through biography and statistical analysis, against the backdrop of American History, baseball’s evolution is examined and explored in an entertaining fashion.

Topics included:
Formation of professional baseball
Hitting, Pitching, Fielding: Evolution by era with statistics & key players biographies
Negro Leagues: Formation and biographies of key players and teams
Historic ballparks
Branch Rickey & Bill Veeck
Montreal Expos: A forgotten franchise
Macrosabermetrics: Financial and wins above replacement (WAR) model
Financial valuation of players, draft, and scouting