Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Joe Girardi, Teddy Ballgame, and Quantum Physics

How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use
Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football
By Wayne L. Winston
375 pp. Princeton University Press $29.95

Does Joe Girardi, manager of the 2009 World Series winning New York Yankees, buy into Mathletics? Girardi didn’t write a blurb for Winston’s book, but television viewers did catch a glimpse of the Yankees’ manager consulting a large loose-leaf binder before making a pitching change during a Series game.

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