Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 6, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 464 pages
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Arguing about the merits of players is the baseball fan's second favorite pastime and every year the Hall of Fame elections spark heated controversy. In a book that's sure to thrill--and infuriate--countless fans, Bill James takes a hard look at the Hall, probing its history, its politics and, most of all, its decisions.

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Review: Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame? Baseball, Cooperstown, and the Politics of Glory

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My favorite baseball writer discusses the Baseball Hall of Fame. Read full review

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I first read this book twenty years ago. Just as entertaining a read today. James, a clever statistician, analyses the history of the baseball Hall of Fame how this peculiar institution and its voting ... Read full review

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Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 1980s with his Baseball Abstracts. He has been tearing down preconceived notions about America's national pastime ever since. He is currently the Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox. James lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife, Susan McCarthy, and three children.

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