Moneyball: the art of winning an unfair game

W. W. Norton, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. As new in dust jacket. First edition/printing. Hardcover. 288 pp. One of the most important and influential sports books of the past fifty years, the inside story of the Oakland Athletics of the early 2000s and its General Manager Billy Beane. The team was the first to extensively apply and use statistical analytics to both build a team and for on-field game purposes through the use of Sabermetrics. Lewis touched on several areas including evaluation and drafting you talent, the often rocky relationship between old time front office baseball guys and new people who they thought relied more on computers than their eyes. in the over 15 years since the book's publication, baseball organizations have relied more and more on analytics to employ defensive shifts, hitting echniques, etc. "Moneyball" was the basis for the acclaimed 2011 movie of the same name that starred Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright, It garnered six Oscar nominations. As New / as new. Item #E21172
ISBN: 9780393057652

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