BOOKS BY ALAN SCHWARZ

A.D.H.D. NATION

The groundbreaking and definitive account o the widespread misdiagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder — and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society itself. John Merrow, the legendary Education correspondent for PBS, called it “the most important book of the year for anyone who cares about children.”

THE NUMBERS GAME

A No. 1 sports bestseller, Schwarz tells the story of baseball’s lifelong love affair with statistics, dating back to the Civil War. George Will wrote in The New York Times Book Review, “It is an Information Age story … in Schwarz’s lively telling, a history of the game’s path to the present.” Named by the Huffington Post as one of the best baseball books of all time.
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MUSEUM

PDF of Eldon and Harlan Mills’ revolutionary “Player Win Averages” (1970)

One of Hal Richman’s primordial Strat-o-Matic cards — which used playing cards, not dice!

Page of gobbledygook from Earnshaw Cook’s “Percentage Baseball” (1970)

ONCE UPON A GAME

From Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken to Kevin Costner and Charles Schulz, dozens of star players and celebrities describe their favorite baseball moment. (Click on those names for samples!) Perfect for young fans learning about the game, or older ones looking to reminisce.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEWS!

Nolan Ryan on his 383rd strikeout in 1973  

Cal Ripken on his terrible rookie-year slump 

Gaylord Perry on his … you-know-what

Ozzie Smith on his backflip

Ernie Banks on “Let’s Play Two!”

Roger Clemens on his (first) 20-strikeout game

Terry Francona on managing Michael Jordan

Buck O’Neil on the signing of Jackie Robinson

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