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  • stejay
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    I haven' started it yet, but I should have written the first few chapters by June. I wll post excerpts then, OK

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  • RuthMayBond
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    Originally posted by steve rogers View Post
    I wish you luck with the book and I'd love to see some samples if you have any.

    Scott
    Ditto

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  • stejay
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    Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
    Not managers?
    Yeah. I forgot the 25 best managers.

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  • RuthMayBond
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    Originally posted by stejay View Post
    I am going to do top 200 players of all time. Then top 50 in each position. Then top 20 in each religious group. Then, top 50 coaches. Then top 20 GMs.
    Not managers?

    <Then writing on the subjects. Then the best negro league players section. It would have the top 50 Negro League players. Then top 100 white, black, latin american, and asia and other players. Then finally, I am going to show the greatest ever college and HS players,>

    HS is gonna take some research

    <as well as baseball poetry that I have written during my life, which there are hundreds of.>

    I've done some too. Well, at least I could come to your book signing in Cleveland

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  • stejay
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    Originally posted by steve rogers View Post
    I'm always interested in books ranking players. The market is pretty saturated with them IMO, but I still keep buying them.

    I have 7 or 8 different books with top 100 or so rankings and when they are compared to Bill James' masterpiece they fall well short. I would say that most of them are just flat out terrible. Most are just opinion without any methodology or statistical support. One guy ranked Bonds over Ruth which is just stupid. There's an older book that has George Foster in the top 100. And one of my big pet peeves with these list's is that with the exception of James they leave out the Negro Leagues entirely, or just add the token players of Paige and Gibson, and the ones that do include Negro League players rank them absurdly low, like Oscar Charleston in the high 80's.

    I don't know how you could write a book more complete or concise than Bill James' Historical Abstract. The top 100 players ever, and then the top 100 players ever at each position. With the biographical data and often hilarious anecdotes he added you're looking at 800+ pages. Be prepared to show your work and also face serious criticism. I wish you luck with the book and I'd love to see some samples if you have any.

    Scott
    I am going to do top 200 players of all time. Then top 50 in each position. Then top 20 in each religious group. Then, top 50 coaches. Then top 20 GMs. Then writing on the subjects. Then the best negro league players section. It would have the top 50 Negro League players. Then top 100 white, black, latin american, and asia and other players. Then finally, I am going to show the greatest ever college and HS players, as well as baseball poetry that I have written during my life, which there are hundreds of. With other pages, I am aiming for about 900 pages.

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  • steve rogers
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    I'm always interested in books ranking players. The market is pretty saturated with them IMO, but I still keep buying them.

    I have 7 or 8 different books with top 100 or so rankings and when they are compared to Bill James' masterpiece they fall well short. I would say that most of them are just flat out terrible. Most are just opinion without any methodology or statistical support. One guy ranked Bonds over Ruth which is just stupid. There's an older book that has George Foster in the top 100. And one of my big pet peeves with these list's is that with the exception of James they leave out the Negro Leagues entirely, or just add the token players of Paige and Gibson, and the ones that do include Negro League players rank them absurdly low, like Oscar Charleston in the high 80's.

    I don't know how you could write a book more complete or concise than Bill James' Historical Abstract. The top 100 players ever, and then the top 100 players ever at each position. With the biographical data and often hilarious anecdotes he added you're looking at 800+ pages. Be prepared to show your work and also face serious criticism. I wish you luck with the book and I'd love to see some samples if you have any.

    Scott

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  • stejay
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    If you want full details, visit my blog.

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  • blacksilverfan12
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    Great. Looking forward to that

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  • stejay
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    I will anounce on the forum when they will be published, hopefully in Jan-Feb. Already have 10 publishers interested in the Minor League book.

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  • blacksilverfan12
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    Sounds pretty good

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  • stejay
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    I will also publish my other written work, once they have been altered, and am ready to. Or maybe as one big book.......

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  • stejay
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    Originally posted by blacksilverfan12 View Post
    Sure. It's worth a shot
    I have also got 2 books in the works this summer. I will write this one whilst I am on my travels, as it would be one of two hobby books, the other I am writing as my main book.
    I am writing one on traveling around minor league stadiums. Another on LL baseball, and maybe the third on this.

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  • blacksilverfan12
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    Sure. It's worth a shot

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  • stejay
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    Well, I am a self-taught baseball stats fanatic, who has already written many books on stats, but I have never had any published. I also have level 1 in coaching, and coach my local little league team. I am also going for levels 2 and 3 in sports coaching this summer. I also studied maths and law in college.

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  • RuthMayBond
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    Originally posted by stejay View Post
    Would it be a good idea/ would there be a market for a book I may write this summer ranking every player in many fields? Like Bill James, only more concise, and complete, and with a more variety of fields. What do you think?
    What exactly are your credentials?

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