November 10, 2004
The Hardball Times 2004 Baseball Annual
At the moment, the book is available online through Lulu.com, a popular self-publishing website. We're working on some other options for selling the book that could be available soon, but it is basically a mom and pop-type deal right now.
The book is great and includes a ton of hard work from everyone involved. We've got plenty of new articles covering the 2004 season, from in-depth division reviews and a recap of the postseason to looks at the year in the minors, college baseball, the Japanese leagues, and fantasy ball. We've also included some of our very best work from the website over the past year, as well as an extraordinary amount of stats and graphs (so it's not only a good read, it can be a reference guide for years to come).
We've got all the Win Shares info you could ever ask for, league and team totals for tons of categories, individual league leaders, four pages of numbers devoted to each and every team with detailed batting, pitching and fielding stats, and individual plate appearance outcomes (strikeout, walk, fly ball, ground ball, line drive) for every significant pitcher and hitter in baseball. Plus a whole bunch of other stuff too.
I really do hope every person reading this right now decides to purchase a book, not only because I think you'll really enjoy it, but because of all the hard work we put into it. The cost of the book is $16.75 and you can have it shipped to you in a matter of days, or you can order an "e-book" that you can download to your computer instantly for just $6.25.
I'm as proud of this book as I've been of anything I've ever worked on in my life, so please consider buying a copy. Heck, it'll make an excellent gift for the holidays that are right around the corner, so buy a few!