Preview my sabermetric literature book-in-progress

Hi everyone – for the past fifteen or so years I’ve been working on writing a book length manuscript with the goal of summarizing as much of the sabermetric literature that I have been able to find.  I have finished versions of the first three chapters.  The first is an introduction directed mostly to those with little background in sabermetrics.  The second reviews work on the progress of the inning, plus a bit on the progress of the game.  The third covers material on situational factors.   All are available at the following website:


I have also included a table of contents including all of the projected content.

I hope many of you find this helpful in your work.  If you want to look at any of the sources I have referenced, I have copies of most of them that I can send to you.  Please contact me at chazzq@udel.edu if you have any comments or suggestions for corrections that you think I can make in updated versions of the chapter.  I am particularly interested in any relevant material I am not aware of that you can send me.

I hope to have the fourth chapter, on strategy, completed in the next month or two.

Charlie Pavitt


Statistical Baseball Research Bibliography

Hi everyone – I’ve attached the latest version of my Statistical Baseball Bibliography, along with instructions for using it.  I am in the middle of a major revision of it, including a revised classification scheme, and when you see entries in bold that means I’ve not yet had to time to reclassify them.  I hope you find this interesting and useful.  If any of you need a particular article for your work, let me know and I can probably get it for you.  I will have more material to share with you in a few weeks.