Since he first began publishing his Baseball Abstracts in the 1980s, Bill James
has constantly challenged conventional wisdom by asking simple questions
like, “Is that really true?” or “What if we looked at the question this way?” He
has sparked a virtual revolution in the way the game of baseball is understood
and played, from how players are evaluated or positioned to whether or not
they should attempt to bunt or steal a base. In Solid Fool’s Gold James is still asking questions.