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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author: Michael Lewis
"One of the best baseball—and management—books out....Deserves a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame."—Forbes 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 enth...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780393324815
ISBN-10: 0393324818
Publication Date: 4/2004
Pages: 320
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4.2 stars, based on 139 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Recently entered the financial services field and this was recommended reading. Good real world example where knowledge is significant factor in success (with a special nod to mathematics and statistics). For aspiring athletes, lots of focus on players that have profound positive impact yet would have traditionally been overlooked for the major leagues. Interesting read.
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very interesting insight in to a new line of thinking about baseball player evaluation
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Lewis' ability to weave a story around how people value assets (baseball players, in this case) is fascinating and educational. I highly recommend this.
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I did like this, after seeing the movie, which I though brushed over some of the statistics and thoughts behind this change in baseball, I had to read the book. I found it to be interesting and an enjoyable read, though still did not explain as much as I wanted behind the change pro sports. The analytics that have overtaken all sports.
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This was a really interesting look into the application of economic techniques to running a baseball team. In order to compete against teams with much more money, Billy Beane, the manager of the small market Oakland A's, began to look at aspects of the game which were undervalued by the majority of MLB.
The ideas in this book have led to a major revolution in how baseball teams are run and is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the inner workings of Major League baseball teams.
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Well written book, shows the complexity of Billy Beane and others. I haven't seen the movie, and I suspect I won't because the moviewriters probably made the story saccharine. I'm one that believes that Billy Beane is helping ruin the game.
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If you have any interest in baseball, this is a must read! My only criticism is that it didn't get into too much detail on any of the new "advanced" statistics. Hope the upcoming movie can live up to the book it is based on.
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Phenomenal. I can't believe it took me this long to get around to reading it. If you're a true baseball fan, you simply must read this book.

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