The conference will explore the origin of sabermetrics and feature research presentations on current themes within the discipline. John Thorn, noted baseball historian who pioneered the history of sabermetrics, will be the Guest Speaker. (With links to their websites) Presenters will include Steve Miller (email@example.com), David Grabiner (firstname.lastname@example.org), Andy Andres, Matt Gallagher, and Mike Gimbel (email@example.com).
A paper from THE Sabermetrician, Bill James, will be read. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion of the James paper featuring the willing authors and reader Tom Tippett, creator of the Diamond Mind Baseball simulation game.
The conference is open and free to the public.
No food and drink permitted in the Rabb; drinking fountains are outside.
There will be a 45 minute lunch break approximately at Noon.
Seamus Kearney 781 321-0681 firstname.lastname@example.orgRabb Auditorium, Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston,
10:00 Introduction 10:15 Steve Miller The Pythagorean Won-Lost Formula in Baseball slides academic paper 10:45 David Grabiner Do Clutch Hitters Exist? slides 11:15 Mike Gimbel Lively Ball Era vs. Dead Ball Era - More Myth than Reality? 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Door prizes 1:10 John Thorn Zanzibar Cats: Discussion of Stats vs Story 2:10 Andy Andres Sabermetrics at Tufts University EX-013 course website 2:40 Matt Gallagher The Midseason Managerial Boost 3:10 by Bill James 'Response to "Underestimating the Fog"' read by Tom Tippett Underestimating the Fog, BRJ 33 (2004) 3:30 with Tom Tippett Discussion of Bill James paper 4:00 Door Prizes