George William "Bill" James (born October 5, 1949) is an American baseball writer, historian, and statistician whose work has been widely influential. Since 1977, James has written more than two dozen books devoted to baseball history and statistics. His approach, which he termed sabermetrics in reference to the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), scientifically analyzes and studies baseball, often through the use of statistical data, in an attempt to determine why teams win and lose. His Baseball Abstract books in the 1980s are the modern predecessor to websites using sabermetrics such as Baseball Prospectus and Baseball Primer (now Baseball Think Factory). Wikipedia
Bill James is a member of the following lists: Living people, United States Army soldiers, 1949 births, University of Kansas alumni, American sportswriters, Boston Red Sox executives, American people of Irish descent, American statisticians, People from Jackson County, Kansas and Baseball writers.
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