Do You Know Your Baseball?!

I encountered this word while working a New York Times crossword puzzle recently and had no clue as to its meaning or origin.  I had seen the movie Moneyball, but didn’t realize that the team had used sabermetrics to build their successful team.   This word originated in 1980 by utilizing the initials of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) plus    –metrics.

sabermetrics or sabrmetrics, sabermetrician

\ sey-ber-me-triks \, noun;  \‐mi-trishuh n \

1.  (used with a singular verb) the computerized measurement of baseball statistics.


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