Bill James - 1985 Interview, Part 5

What is the Baseball Abstract which Bill James first wrote - as an annual book - in 1977?  Beyond his discussion about sabermetrics - an analytical tool using performance statistics to value a player’s worth - Bill describes what he thinks about “sacrifice hits” and the age at which a typical MLB star reaches his prime. 

In this clip - recorded in Switzerland for the Armed Forces Network (AFN) Europe, during June of 1985 - Bill gives his personal observations about the then-best baseball player (Cal Ripkin) and the best of all time (Babe Ruth).

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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