Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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This is The New York Times best-selling book behind the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Opening this autumn, Moneyball is the story of the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). He has an epiphany: all conventional baseball wisdom is wrong. Reinventing his team on a budget, he needs to outsmart the richer teams. Joining with Ivy Leaguer Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), they recruit bargain players whom the scouts consider flawed but who have a knack for getting on base ...

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Marc B

Oct 20, 2011

Fascinating

How much does anyone outside of baseball know about the business of the game? Besides being a great story about an obscure writer, an ex-ballplayer/current GM, and a new way of evaluating players, this book is a fascinating look at how MLB teams are run. Loved it.

Kath12y

Jun 11, 2010

Inside Baseball!

This is Great reading - hard to put it down. BUT you must have a baseball interest to stay connected. Lewis is a fine writer.

BlueHorseshoe

Jul 26, 2007

Moneyball: A Home Run

Mr. Lewis's excellent book offers an illuminating, "inside-baseball", look at America's pastime for fans, and applicable lessons for executives and managers in business. Moneyball is a David & Goliath story: examining how the Oakland A's revolutionary management strategies made optimal use of a small budget to produce one of the winningest teams in the game, challenging even the highest-budget franchises for supremacy. The underlying lesson of the book is that blind reliance on "conventional wisdom" is usually a fool's errand.
Moneyball is entertaining and insightful; it's a worth-while read.

volt

Apr 3, 2007

as good as the hype

Great, insightful book. Lives up to the praise

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