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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (Paperback)

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    Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written ......more

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Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only "the single most influential baseball book ever" (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what "may be the best book ever written on business" (Weekly Standard).

I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story. The story concerned a small group of undervalued professional baseball players and executives, many of whom had been rejected as unfit for the big leagues, who had turned themselves into one of the most successful franchises in Major League Baseball. But the idea for the book came well before I had good reason to write it—before I had a story to fall in love with. It began, really, with an innocent question: how did one of the poorest teams in baseball, the Oakland Athletics, win so many games?

With these words Michael Lewis launches us into the funniest, smartest, and most contrarian book since, well, since Liar's Poker. Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the front offices of major league teams, and the dugouts, perhaps even in the minds of the players themselves. Lewis mines all these possibilities—his intimate and original portraits of big league ballplayers are alone worth the price of admission—but the real jackpot is a cache of numbers—numbers!—collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers and physics professors.

What these geek numbers show—no, prove—is that the traditional yardsticks of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. Even the box score misleads us by ignoring the crucial importanc...

Author:
Lewis, Michael
Genre:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
320
Language:
English
Publisher:
W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date:
04/01/2004
Copyright Year:
2003
ISBN:
9780393324815
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.65 lb
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  • If you liked the movie, you'll LOVE this book

    Quality : Excellent Value : Excellent

    It's amazing how a book about baseball statistics could be so engaging and exciting. Credit goes to Michael Lewis, who reveals the people and their ambitions affected by this new strategy. One of the rare examples where both the movie and the source material are great.

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  • One of the best baseball books ever

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is such a detailed book and at times you can picture yourself in the room with Billy Beane. The way Michael Lewis captured this story is amazing and is a must-read for all baseball fans.

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    Good book, decent price. Was happy with the product.

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