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MONEYBALL: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
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Would you also like to submit a review for this item? You already recently rated this item. Your rating has been recorded. Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this item. This book explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money. The author examines the fallacy behind the major league baseball refrain that the team with the biggest wallet is supposed to win.
Over the past four years the Oakland Athletics, a major league team with a minor league payroll, have had one of the best records in the country.
Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game
General Manager Billy Beene is putting into practice on the field revolutionary principles to build his team that have been concocted by geek statisticians and college professors, rather than using the old scouting technique called "gut instinct. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Internet resource Document Type: Michael Lewis Find more information about: Deserves a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Baseball players -- Salaries, etc. And above all else, an unprecedented game winning streak that no one saw coming. The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.
Runs batted in RBI , batting average BA , and on-base percentage OBP numbers were accounted for in the past by other scouts, but none had done so with the single-minded focus shown by Oakland General Manager Billy Beane and his right hand man Paul DePodesta, a Harvard graduate who had never played pro ball in his life. Sabermetrics, or moneyball, is the practice of crunching copious amounts of data in an effort to build a stronger and smarter team without needing to go after the rock stars of the sport who may cost a team millions.
The team will work like a clock, with each cog serving its own purpose no matter how hopeless they may be at another area.
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