Pythagorean W% v. Next Year W%

2022 marks the fortieth anniversary of the first national publication of the Bill James Baseball Abstract, which one could posit was the beginning of a roughly thirty year process that took sabermetric analysis from something that had previously been the domain of a small group of pioneers (e.g. George Lindsey, Earnshaw Cook, Pete Palmer, Dick Cramer, Steve Mann) to an accepted part of the public’s collective conventional wisdom of baseball.

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