Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Joe Girardi, Teddy Ballgame, and Quantum Physics

MATHLETICS:
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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