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Baseball stats books: top picks

the best books about baseball statistics & facts

The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac: The Absolutely, Positively, and Without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled

By Bert Randolph Sugar, published in February 2019

In this baseball almanac you’ll be bombarded with lists, facts, data and much much more, which will cause even the biggest fan to learn something new. It’s the most complete compendium of baseball stats ever – there’s no doubt every baseball fan should own this book.

Incredible Baseball Stats: The Coolest, Strangest Stats and Facts in Baseball History

By Kevin Reavy & Ryan Spaeder, published in April 2019

It doesn’t matter which team you follow, you’ll find something new and interesting in this book for sure. Kevin Reavy and Ryan Spaeder use baseball statistics to give the sport historical context en tell the most amazing stories, both familiar and new ones.

Baseball: Great Records, Weird Happenings, Odd Facts, Amazing Moments & Other Cool Stuff

By Ron Martirano, published in March 2015

Baseball will offer the true fan a mountain of amazing trivia and tales. It’s filled with many anecdotes about superstitions and antics of famous players. You can’t miss this one if you’re a lover of baseball facts.

Incredible Baseball Trivia: More Than 200 Hardball Questions for the Thinking Fan

By David Nemec, published in March 2019

Looking for something more than just stats or trivia? Incredible Baseball Trivia might just be the book for you! In 200 questions David Nemec will test the depth of your knowledge. Ranging from the 1870s until recent times.

The New Baseball Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists, and Legends from Our National Pastime

By Dan Schlossberg, published in March 2020

The New Baseball Bible was first published in 1980 as The Baseball Catalog and is filled with all kinds of baseball trivia. From the rules of the game and the origin of the sport to all the big moments in history and club traditions, you’ll learn it all. The book offers a unique view on the evolution of the game and you’ll even learn where player nicknames come from.

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