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2020-2021 Catalog

FYS 048 Baseball

This seminar will examine baseball from a variety of viewpoints: its history, the importance of statistics, the economics of the sport, and its impact on civil rights. Baseball statistics have undergone a renaissance in the past 20 years, and the "Moneyball" approach to scouting has revolutionized the way players are evaluated. We'll read and write about baseball, and learn something about its place in American life over the past 100 years.