Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.
From Publishers Weekly
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One of the greatest,
Baseball books of all time. It is enjoyable to read from cover to cover and tells a great story. Some of the story may be lose if one does not recognize the names it brings up throughout the book but the ones that are important to the story are always developed and portrayed beautifully.
Moneyball is one of the most compelling stories in modern sports. The Oakland A's with their meager payroll represent a true David vs. Goliath tale. Michael Lewis exposes the backstories and heartbreaks of the team dubbed most appropriately as the "island of misfit toys." A reader cannot help but genuinely care about the subjects of this book and root for their continued success. Critics of Billy Beane and saber metrics management only serve to make themselves look foolish. Read this book today. You won't regret it.
I've read it twice. Extremely humorous and entertaining. Very thought provoking not only about baseball but about how it is possible to rethink concepts and views that have long been deemed to be definitive and valid beyond question. Highly recommended.
- Category: Sports & Outdoors
- Published: Mar 17, 2004
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Seller: W. W. Norton
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English