I recently learned that my book Beyond Batting Average has made Baseball America's list of best baseball books of 2010. It ranked number 10, so that makes it the Jose Ortega of baseball books. I am very grateful to book reviewer James Bailey for taking the time to read my book and for including it on the list. I really didn't expect it to make any top book lists, so this is a pleasant surprise. It was the only self-published book included in the ranking:
Not all of these titles were big budget releases, for sure. In fact, we found a spot at No. 10 for Lee Panas' self-published guide to sabermetric statistics, the bookshelf's version of a non-drafted free agent who makes it to the big leagues.His write up of the book includes the following blurbs:
For fans who want to learn more about new sabermetric statistics, Lee Panas' "Beyond Batting Average" is a great resource that can easily be followed by any student of the game.and
What the book does particularly well is explain complicated concepts in simple terms.It is available at Amazon, Lulu and Banes & Noble.