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Second Saturday Conversation: Sabermetrics and the Empirical Analysis of Baseball

April 9, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

About Second Saturdays

Second Saturday Conversations feature interesting sci-tech and engineering speakers and topics in an informal setting. The programs are held in the Auditorium from 11:00 a.m. to Noon.

The exhibition galleries and the William N. Deramus III Cosmology Theater are open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Free admission and parking. Reference, research, and circulation services are not available on Second Saturdays.

The April 9 lecture

Sabermetrics, the empirical analysis of baseball statistics, has become an integral part of player development in Major League Baseball. But what, exactly, is WAR, OPS and all the new stats really mean? Find out from Kansas City Royals front office executive Dr. Daniel Mack.

About the speaker

Dr. Daniel Mack enters his fourth season with the Kansas City Royals as Director of Baseball Analytics and Research Science. He works closely with the entire Baseball Analytics staff to assist with quantitative research and development of analytics in support of all areas of Baseball Operations. Dr. Mack has a BS in computer science from Notre Dame, an MS in computer science from Columbia, and a PhD in computer science from Vanderbilt.

Admission tickets

The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.


Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter.


April 9, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Eric Ward


Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

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