Mind Game

Mind Game

[how the Boston Red Sox Got Smart and Finally Won A World Series and Created A New Blueprint for Winning]

Book - 2005
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Think You Know Baseball?
Think Again.

The Red Sox finally won a World Series, in a triumph of unconventional wisdom. They rethought the batting order and committed to Johnny Damon as lead-off. Saw the talent in David Ortiz that other teams overlooked. Had the courage to trade one of the game's top shortstops for the good of the team. They knocked over the sacred cows of RBIs, sacrifice bunts, the hit-and-run, and hewed to the new thinking about pitch count--allowing Pedro Martinez, arguably baseball's best pitcher ever, to excel. Weaving statistics, narrative, personalities, and anecdote, Mind Game reveals exactly how this group of "idiots," led by Theo Epstein and Terry Francona, was in fact the smartest team in the league, and revolutionizes the thinking fan's understanding of how baseball games are really won and lost.
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, 2005.
ISBN: 9780761140184
0761140182
Branch Call Number: 796.3576 MIND GA
Characteristics: xv, 352 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Goldman, Steven 1970-
Alternative Title: Mind game
Baseball prospectus.

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