Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. By: Michael Lewis  » Books  »
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  • This book has a major impact on the game of baseball itself that I believe is (and will be) unmatched for many years to come

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      I recently read the book “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” by Michael Lewis. Moneyball is a book chronicling the Oakland Athletics (also known as the Oakland A’s), a professional baseball team. Billy Beane is the General Manager and is basically in charge of the A’s. The book itself revolves around statistics regarding players. There are many players who are considered too old or too out of shape or may be considered to not have enough talent to play in the MLB. However, using Bill James method

      of evaluating players, he and the A’s (with their $41 million dollar payroll) contend with the New York Yankees (over $125 million dollar payroll). Through the use of advanced statistics (On Base Percentage, Slugging Percentage, etc.) the A’s finish that season with a record of 103 wins and 59 losses.

      I thought the book was fantastic. There are a lot of books that talk about the game of baseball itself and having to do with the fundamentals of the game (glove on the ground, kids!). But this book takes ...

      • an inside look at what it is like to run an MLB team and all the hard work and statistics that go into it. It was all clearly laid out so someone who doesn’t even know what a baseball is understands what is going on. Michael Lewis does a great job analyzing the people involved with the organization and you feel like you are discussing the topics of the upcoming draft with the group of executives.

        Overall I would give this book a 10, only because there are very few

        books that are like this, and the ones that are lack what this book has (statistics, major characters outlined in the book, lack of references, etc.) This book has a major impact on the game of baseball itself that I believe is (and will be) unmatched for many years to come. Michael Lewis did a great job writing it and I highly suggest you go pick up a copy of it. This is a great book for baseball fans who wonder what it is like to run a Major League Baseball team.

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