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New page: '''Sabermetrics''' is the name given to the systematic, objective analysis of [[baseball]] based primarily on [[statistics|statistical]] [[evidence]]. In a sense, it is the [[scientific m...
'''Sabermetrics''' is the name given to the systematic, objective analysis of [[baseball]] based primarily on [[statistics|statistical]] [[evidence]]. In a sense, it is the [[scientific method]] applied to baseball players, teams, and strategy. In general, sabermetric analysis and player evaluation does not rely on traditional measures of player ability, such as [[batting average]] or [[earned run average]], but places more emphasis on statistics such as [[OPS]], and [[WHIP]].
==Origin of the term==
The name "sabermetrics" is derived from the acronym SABR (pronounced like "sabre"), which stands for the Society for American Baseball Research. It was coined by [[Bill James]] in the 1970s.
Perhaps the best-known sabermetrician is [[Bill James]], who coined the term and has made numerous contributions to the field. He currently serves as a consultant to the [[Boston Red Sox]]. Other figures within Major League Baseball known as sabermetricians or widely thought to embrace sabermetric thinking are Theo Epstein, the [[general manager]] for the Red Sox, [[Los Angeles Dodgers]] GM Paul DePodesta, and [[Oakland Athletics]] GM Billy Beane.
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