Full Name: Bill James [George William James]
Profession: Baseball Writer and Statistician
Why Famous: Since 1977, he has written numerous books devoted to baseball history and statistics. His approach, which he termed sabermetrics, scientifically analyzes and studies baseball, often through the use of statistical data, in an attempt to determine why teams win and lose.
- 2003-06-17 Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published