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Bill James

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James

Full Name: George William James
Profession: Baseball Writer and Statistician

United States of America

Biography: 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.

Born: October 5, 1949
Birthplace: Holton, Kansas, USA
Age: 72 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 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