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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author: Michael Lewis
The Oakland Athletics have a secret: a winning baseball team is made, not bought.In major league baseball the biggest wallet is supposed to win: rich teams spend four times as much on talent as poor teams. But over the past four years, the Oakland Athletics, a major league team with a minor league payroll, have had one of the best records. Last ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780393338393
ISBN-10: 0393338398
Publication Date: 8/22/2011
Pages: 336
Edition: Movie Tie-in Edition
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3.9 stars, based on 17 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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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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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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