Title: The Bill James Baseball Analyst
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Self published 1983 - 1986 NEWSLETTER; GROUP OF 13 - ea. vg or better. The "Baseball Analyst" was a journal of Sabermetric writing created & edited, by Bill James (Jim Baker took over editing duties with issue #7). The 1st issue was published in 6/82, the 40th & last, 2/89). Rather than being an outlet for James' work the purpose of this was to solicit & print contributions from his readers & others. In fact, the first issue in this group has a "letter" from James warning "UNLESS MORE USABLE MATERIAL IS RECEIVED, THERE WILL NOT BE AN APRIL ISSUE". Well, clearly there was, because it's here, along with 12 others published 1983 through 1986. Production values here are primitive; issues are stapled together; (some edges have a bit of wear), some title pages appear handwritten; articles, charts, graphs etc. seem photocopied & font, size & readability vary from piece to piece & issue to issue. But what content ! Reading these is like learning from the "founding fathers" of Sabrmetrics: James himself, Craig Wright, Dallas Adams, Bill Deane & many more. Topics - virtually anything you could imagine plus art, letters - lots of letters, humor (a recipe for "baseball pie" from Mike Ross in England; Jim Baker & John Borkowski's preview of the yet-to-be-made Max Patkin film biography, "When Will Cooperstown Open Its Doors To Aliens ?") and much, much more. This is a group of 13 early issues: 2/83 (#5), 4/83 (#6), 8/83 (#7), 10/83 (#8), 12/83 (#9), 2/84 (#10), 4/84 (#11), 10/84 (#14), 6/85 (#18), 8/85 (#19), 10/85 (#20), 12/85 (#21), 2/86 (#22). Sold as a group ONLY. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13964832655
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