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Bill James (IV)

Bill James revolutionized the game of baseball without once stepping on to a professional baseball diamond as a player, coach, manager or executive. A baseball writer and historian, James was the developer of "sabermetrics", the statistical analysis of baseball, that led to the development of Moneyball (2011). Born George William James on October 5... See full bio »
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 2011 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Himself - Author, 'Popular Crime'
- Bill James (2011) ... Himself - Author, 'Popular Crime'
 2011 Clubhouse Confidential (TV Series)
Himself - Panelist
 2010 The Simpsons (TV Series)
- MoneyBart (2010) ... Himself (voice)
 2008 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Statistician (segment "Stat Man")
- Five Years/The Gore Campaign/Stat Man (2008) ... Himself - Statistician (segment "Stat Man")
 2004-2006 ESPN 25: Who's #1? (TV Series documentary)
- Trade Robberies (2006) ... Himself
- Most Underrated (2006) ... Himself
- Best MLB Teams (2005) ... Himself
- Best 40-Something Performances (2004) ... Himself
- Greatest Coaches (2004) ... Himself
 2006 Baseball's Secret Formula (TV Movie)
 2003 Pete Rose on Trial (TV Movie documentary)
Witness for the defense
 1999-2000 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
- Roger Maris (2000) ... Himself
- Jim Thorpe (2000) ... Himself
- Babe Ruth (2000) ... Himself
- Willie Mays (2000) ... Himself
- Hank Aaron (2000) ... Himself
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 2008-2009 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Statistician (segment "Stat Man")
- America's New Air Force/The Perfect Spy/Stat Man (2009) ... Himself - Statistician (segment "Stat Man")
- Dubai Inc./Stat Man (2008) ... Himself - Statistician (segment "Stat Man")

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His books include The Bill James Abstract (1977-1988), The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (1985, 1988), Bill James Presents the Great American Baseball Stat Book (1988), The Bill James Baseball Book (1990-1992), The Bill James Player Rating Book (1993-1995), This Time, Let's Not Eat the Bones: Bill James Without the ... See more »

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Baseball is a wonderful form of education. The ways we have of learning about baseball are better than our ways of learning about anything else....The game is open to you if you're a poet or an accountant, if you're a left-brain or a right-brain person. Nothing else in this country does so good a job of teaching the public about itself.


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