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The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Michael Lewis

Discover how Billy Beane, the general manager of a struggling Major League Baseball team, defied traditional scouting methods and built a winning team on a tight budget by relying on carefully interpreted statistical data. Michael Lewis's Moneyball is a thrilling insider account of the 2002 season in which Beane acquired prospects that were overlooked by other teams and transformed castoff veterans into top performers. Along the way, we meet fascinating characters such as an overweight college catcher who Beane takes in the first round, a sidearm pitcher plucked from the White Sox triple-A club, and Scott Hatteberg - a catcher rebuilt as a first baseman. With highly accessible explanations of baseball stats and a roadmap of Beane's economic approach, Moneyball is a must-read for business people and sports fans alike.
Publish Date
first published in 2003
Goodreads Rating
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