The SABR- Dodgers

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

What does my title mean?

A lot of my friends have asked me this question. You can get the Dodgers part, but a lot of people do not get my SABR part. SABR stands for Society of American Baseball Research, but it basically means the 'Smart Dodgers.' SABR was then turned into Sabrmetrics, a term coined by the guru Bill James.

I wanted to find the actual definition of Sabrmetrics, so I went to and I found this excerpt from Wikipedia:

"Bill James defined sabermetrics as "the search for objective knowledge about baseball." Thus, sabermetrics attempts to answer objective questions about baseball, such as "which player on the Red Sox contributed the most to the team's offense?" or "How many home runs will Ken Griffey, Jr. hit next year?" It cannot deal with the subjective judgments which are also important to the game, such as "Who is your favorite player?" or "That was a great game."

Sabermetricians call into question traditional measures of baseball skill. For instance, batting average is considered to be a statistic of limited usefulness because it turns out to be a poor predictor of a team's ability to score runs. Typical sabermetric reasoning would say that runs win ballgames, and so a good measure of a player's worth is his ability to help his team score more runs than the opposing team."


I did not want to steal the whole article, so you should go to the link for more. I hope you now understand this sight a little bit more (and if you ever need anything that you cannot find on this sight go to Wikipedia).

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