Bill James

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Birthday
5, 1949
Birthplace
Kansas
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
5, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
Kansas

About

Baseball historian, writer and statistician who was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2006. He is considered the founder of the baseball analytics system known as sabermetrics and his the author of more than two dozen books on the sport.

Before Fame

He was born in Holton, Kansas and joined the U.S. Army in 1971 after spending four years at the University Missouri. In 1975, he earned his degree in education.

Trivia

In addition to his work as a writer, he has served a Senior Adviser on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox, with whom he has received multiple World Series rings.

Family Life

He married Susan McCarthy, with whom he has three children.

Associated With

His theories on baseball were put into action by Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane, as chronicled in the book Moneyball.