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This is just mental.

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In no way will I actually try to do a quiz like that. The only thing I "know" is that ESPN invented the QBR.

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I got two right right off the bat just by typing in last names.

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I typed in Bill James and got five. That was as far as I got.

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I got 21 and even afterwards I did know most of them but I couldn't think of them under pressure.

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
    Originally posted by The King of Keith
    I typed in Bill James and got five. That was as far as I got.


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I got 21/60 with the following names (I know my amazon links are visible in the spoiler text, but that doesn't really give anything away):

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Sean Smith, Bill James, Voros McCracken, Tom Tango, Pete Palmer, Nate Silver, Patriot, Mitchel Lichtman. And in retrospect I recognize the names of Dewan, Davenport, Cartwright, Sheehan, Bradbury, Woolner, and Studeman. Palmer was one of the authors of The Hidden Game of Baseball (The W at Amazon), one of the first sabermetric books. Though Bill James had already written about 8 baseball abstracts by that time. Tango and Lichtman wrote The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball, which is a great modern day version that I can recommend. I knew Nate Silver, now of fame, previously worked for Baseball Prospectus. Voros McCracken famously was the first to figure out that pitchers had much less control of their BABIP than originally thought. Patriot made great strides changing the Pythagorean projection (to estimate how many wins a team should have, based on their runs scored and runs allowed) into the more accurate Pythagenpat projection. And since I'm very into preseason player projections, I know of Sean Smith and Brian Cartwright's systems.

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