The Hidden Game of Baseball, by Pete Palmer and John Thorn: a short review

Perhaps the most important of all sabermetrics books.

Thorn and Palmer, in person, are humble folks, willing–even happy–to discuss the (few, to be sure) shortcomings of their knowledge, research, and methods. That doesn’t come through in this book. You’d think, after reading Hidden Game, that there was no more to be said about evaluating baseball performance. They also gloss over important, debatable, points.

All the same, the one sabermetric book everyone should read. Important stuff in here.


This review is also posted on LibraryThing.