Bill James

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American baseball writer and statistician

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According to Wikipedia, George William James 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 , scientifically analyzes and studies baseball, often through the use of statistical data, in an attempt to determine why teams win and lose.

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