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Sean Lahman's Top Book Recommendations

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Percentage Baseball

How to play percentage baseball--and win! Irrefutable mathematical findings.As a result of a lunchtime conversation with Professor Wendell Garner concerning the productiveness of the sacrifice bunt, Earnshaw Cook took on the three-year task of presenting a formal analysis of baseball. His analysis, explained in terms perfectly clear to anyone with college freshman level mathematics, suggests that no one has ever known the true percentages, and if anyone did know them he could manage almost any team into the top ranks of major league baseball. Among other theories that Cook attacks with... more
Recommended by Sean Lahman, and 1 others.

Sean Lahman@BlockAndAwe Great book. There have been a few new developments since it was published. 😃⚾️💻 (Source)

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The Nickel Boys

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is “as good as anyone.” Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his...
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Sean Lahman@DanTelvock Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. The MVP Machine is a great book about what’s happening in baseball. (Source)

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Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time, and shows how we as a civilization can only hope to survive climate change if we recognize what science has recently discovered: that we are just one of ten billion trillion planets in the Universe, and it’s highly likely that many of those planets hosted technologically... more
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Sean LahmanThis was an absolutely fascinating book. https://t.co/fuSXiwhNAC (Source)

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