One of my favorite Bill James essays was one he wrote in the 1983 Baseball Abstract about the use of statistics at the halfway point of the season to determine which players should be chosen for the All-Star Game.
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Toby Harrah, a mediocre third baseman, had a set of statistics in the first half of the 1982 season that were somewhat better than those of perennial All-Star George Brett. But Brett received the nomination over Harrah, and there was some ...
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