Bill James Biography

George William "Bill" James is an American baseball writer, historian, and statistician whose work has been widely influential. Since 1977, James has written more than two dozen books devoted to baseball history and statistics. His approach, which he termed sabermetrics in reference to the Society for American Baseball Research, scientifically analyzes and studies baseball, often through the use of statistical data, in an attempt to determine why teams win and lose. His Baseball Abstract books in the 1980s are the modern predecessor to websites using sabermetrics such as Baseball Prospectus and Baseball Primer.

In 2006, Time named him in the Time 100 as one of the most influential people in the world. He is a Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox. In 2010, Bill James was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bill James
Full Name:
George William James
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Statistician, Author, Historian, Writer
Date of Birth:
October 5, 1949 (68)
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Bill James Timeline
  • 2003-06-17
    Moneyball, a book about the 2003 Oakland Athletics baseball team and GM Billy Beane's sabermetric approach, inspired by Bill James, is published
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Bill James. [Internet]. 2018. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/bill-james/bio [Accessed 21 Jun 2018].

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"Bill James." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2018. Web. 21 Jun 2018.

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