If you grew up as a sports fan you found yourself engrossed in discussion, and quite possibly arguments, about your sports heroes, their accomplishments, and their teams. Should you fit this profile, this book is required reading. Hirsch provides a fascinating and typically unconventional take on some of the most heated debates in sports. It is meticulously researched and the author’s background as a physician makes him well acquainted with two of sports most important areas-its science and its statistics-and makes this an essential part of any sports library. . . You will be smarter after reading it.