For decades, the name Bill James has been synonymous with cutting-edge baseball statistical analysis. In his latest work, James lives up to that reputation with the The Bill James Gold Mine 2009
— a groundbreaking collection of original essays, statistical profiles, and hidden "nuggets" of information worth their weight in gold. In seventeen original essays and numerous new statistical measures, Bill James goes beyond the numbers and provides the witty, irreverent, and stingingly accurate analysis for which he has become (in-)famous.
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Named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, Bill James changed the way we view baseball forever using, what he termed, sabermetrics which scientifically analyzes and studies baseball through statistical data. A historian, statistician, and writer, he has written over two dozen books. He is currently the Senior Baseball Operations Advisor for the Boston Red Sox.