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Bill James

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Preeminent Statistician, Historian & Author

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 Bill James Biography

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.

James was a Kansas City Royals fan when he began developing his theories of sabermetrics. His most profound early insight was that batting average was overrated and that a player's on-base percentage (which factored in their walks as well as their hits) was a much more accurate barometer of a player's worth. This insight later developed into the new Holy Grail of baseball statistics, on-base percentage plus slugging percentage, as James recognized that a good-fielding player with a lot of power like third-baseman Darrell Evans was a better player, despite a low batting average, than many players with gaudier batting averages.

From humble beginnings, James' annual "Baseball Abstract" books become a phenomenon in the 1980s as they gave an accurate gauge to predicting a team's won-loss record. He was so successful, Time Magazine named him to the Time 100 most influential people in the world in 2006.

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, a fan, hired him in 2003. He is the Senior Adviser on Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, and maintains a proprietary software system called "Carmine" he helped develop that is used to evaluate players and trades.

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The Bill James Handbook 2014

The Bill James Handbook 2014

The Bill James Handbook 2013

The Bill James Handbook 2013

Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence

Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

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Bill James

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Preeminent Statistician, Historian & Author

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Bill James Biography

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.

James was a Kansas City Royals fan when he began developing his theories of sabermetrics. His most profound early insight was that batting average was overrated and that a player's on-base percentage (which factored in their walks as well as their hits) was a much more accurate barometer of a player's worth. This insight later developed into the new Holy Grail of baseball statistics, on-base percentage plus slugging percentage, as James recognized that a good-fielding player with a lot of power like third-baseman Darrell Evans was a better player, despite a low batting average, than many players with gaudier batting averages.

From humble beginnings, James' annual "Baseball Abstract" books become a phenomenon in the 1980s as they gave an accurate gauge to predicting a team's won-loss record. He was so successful, Time Magazine named him to the Time 100 most influential people in the world in 2006.

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, a fan, hired him in 2003. He is the Senior Adviser on Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, and maintains a proprietary software system called "Carmine" he helped develop that is used to evaluate players and trades.

Bill James Videos

  • Simkins Lecture, 4-23-2015, Bill James, Longwood University ...
  • 2013 SABR Analytics Conference: Bill James

Bill James Books

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    Booking fees for Bill James, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill James, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill James for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill James for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill James or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill James or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bill James is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill James for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Bill James generally travels from Lawrence, KS, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Theo Epstein, Kevin M. Kruse, Paul DePodesta, Katie Hnida and Carole Radziwill. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill James for an upcoming event.

Bill James Speaker Videos

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    2013 SABR Analytics Conference: Bill James

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