Bill James Baseball IQ™ App Launched in Time for Baseball Season
Mobile application instantly gives fans more stats and information than even the team manager may have
PARK RIDGE, IL – April 13, 2011 – What do a bum knee, Bill James, and Americaneagle.com have to do with revolutionizing how we visualize baseball statistics?
Legendary baseball Sabermetrician Bill James enthusiastically agreed to be a part of the team putting this game-changing app together. He connected the group with Baseball Info Solutions, a leading baseball data and analytics company. This partnership helped transform an idea of another baseball fanatic, Mr. Steve Selfors, into reality.
Americaneagle.com, a leading website design, development, and hosting firm, today announced the launch of the Bill James Baseball IQ app. Bill James Baseball IQ changes the way baseball is analyzed. With the swipe of a thumb, fans can choose players and situations and discover player patterns, strengths and weaknesses - all in full-color graphics. For the first time in history, fans have access to every pitch thrown in the past four seasons plus the current season. Baseball IQ interprets your input in real-time and generates charts and heat maps that reveal what has never been seen before.
Steve Selfors, the “bum knee”* inventor behind the app, said, “RBIs, Batting Average, OBP, and HRs are all useful numbers, but until the Bill James Baseball IQ app came out, there was no way to analyze key situations and player tendencies in full-color graphics. With Bill James Baseball IQ, we have every pitch and every hit for the past four seasons all at the fingertips of the fan.”
“I’ve been playing with it, and it’s absolutely fascinating,” said Sports Illustrated writer Joe Posnanski, in an interview with Bill James.
"Imagine pulling up a ‘weather map’ of where players get their hits, or where a player strikes out against lefties with heat, or looking at pitch selection tendencies given certain situations,” said John Dewan, of Baseball Info Solutions. "Utilizing Americaneagle.com’s extensive sports experience in creating this unique product, the Baseball IQ app will engage fans with interesting insights like never before.”
For more information and to download the Bill James Baseball IQ app, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bill-james-baseball-iq/id422611696?mt=8.