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August 5, 2015 It's a fantasy baseball player's dream: Taking the reins at a real ballclub. That's what two baseball writers did this year, planning to run the minor league squad based on advanced statistics.
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Reporters and Major League Baseball employees watch a demonstration of new statistics made possible by technology upgrades at baseball stadiums during an April 20 news conference in New York.
July 8, 2015 Baseball statistics have been around almost as long as the game. But a recent statistic explosion has led to covert skulduggery, industrial espionage and power politics. In baseball!
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Britain's Andy Murray plays a return to Canada's Milos Raonic during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match Tuesday at the O2 arena in London.
November 11, 2014 Players and managers in major team sports have leveraged sophisticated data analyses for years to improve game-time performance. Now one-on-one athletes are picking up Moneyball tactics, too.
September 26, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, military drones and their role in foreign policy, remembering Wangari Maathai, and the opinion page. In the second hour, the author of The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens, and the idea behind the film, Moneyball.
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