Bill James - 1985 Interview, Part 4

It didn't take Bill James to invent sabermetrics - the statistical system of valuing baseball players featured in Moneyball (the book and film) - to know that ballpark design plays a meaningful role in winning or losing a Major League game. 

The issue, however, is still part of the discussion Bill James has in this 1985 interview - which he did for the Armed Services Network (AFN) Europe.

Ball park design - and its potential to influence wins for the home team - is also something Bill James discussed with John Henry (owner of Boston's Red Sox) when he began working with the team as a "special advisor," in November of 2002. 

Media Credits

Clip of AFN's June, 1985 recorded interview with Bill James, online courtesy Tracy Thibeau and Armed Forces Network (via YouTube).


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