9780393057652

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

ISBN 10: 0393057658 / 0-393-05765-8
ISBN 13: 9780393057652
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

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 year their superstar, Jason Giambi, went to the superrich Yankees. It hasn't made any difference to Oakland: their fabulous season included an American League record for consecutive victories.
Billy Beene, general manager of the Athletics, is putting into practice on the field
revolutionary principles garnered from geek statisticians and college professors. Michael Lewis's brilliant, irreverent reporting takes us from the dugouts and locker rooms—where coaches and players struggle to unlearn most of what they know about pitching and hitting—to the boardrooms, where we meet owners who begin to look like fools at the poker table, spending enormous sums without a clue what they are doing. Combine money, science, entertainment, and egos, and you have a story that Michael Lewis is magnificently suited to tell.


Review:

"[Lewis's] descriptive writing allows Beane and the others in the lively cast of baseball characters to come alive."

Publishers Weekly, 04/28/2003

Review:

"[F]ascinating....Lewis's book is a rare, perhaps uniquely successful attempt to combine the two [hero worship and the day-to-day reality of a ballplayer's life]. It is an uplifting tale, full of engaging characters, presided over by the remarkable figure of Billy Beane, truly a man apart."

David Runciman, London Review of Books, 02/19/2004

 

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Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. One of the best baseballand managementbooks out. . . . Deserves a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. ForbesMoneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only the single most influential baseball book ever (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what may be the best book ever written on business (Weekly Standard). I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story. The story concerned a small group of undervalued professional baseball players and executives, many of whom had been rejected as unfit for the big leagues, who had turned themselves into one of the most successful franchises in Major League Baseball. But the idea for the book came well before I had good reason to write itbefore I had a story to fall in love with. It began, really, with an innocent question: how did one of the poorest teams in baseball, the Oakland Athletics, win so many games With these words Michael Lewis launches us into the funniest, smartest, and most contrarian book since, well, since Liars Poker. Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently cant buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the front offices of major league teams, and the dugouts, perhaps even in the minds of the players themselves. Lewis mines all these possibilitieshis intimate and original portraits of big league ballplayers are alone worth the price of admissionbut the real jackpot is a cache of numbersnumbers!collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers and physics professors. What these geek numbers showno, proveis that the traditional yardsticks of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. Even the box score misleads us by ignoring the crucial importance of the humble base-on-balls. This information has been around for years, and nobody inside Major League Baseball paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics. Billy paid attention to those numbers with the second lowest payroll in baseball at his disposal he had toand this book records his astonishing experiment in finding and fielding a team that nobody else wanted. Moneyball is a roller coaster ride: before the 2002 season opens, Oakland must relinquish its three most prominent (and expensive) players, is written off by just about everyone, and then comes roaring back to challenge the American League record for consecutive wins. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win. . . how can we not cheer for David This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780393057652

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