9780393324815

Moneyball PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393324815

  • ISBN10:

    0393324818

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 3/17/2004
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manager, 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 it, before 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 Liar's Poker. Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball.

Author Biography

Michael Lewis is the author of the bestsellers Liar's Poker and The New New Thing among other books. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their two daughters

Table of Contents

Prefacep. XI
The Curse of Talentp. 3
How to Find a Ballplayerp. 14
The Enlightenmentp. 43
Field of Ignorancep. 64
The Jeremy Brown Blue Plate Specialp. 97
The Science of Winning an Unfair Gamep. 119
Giambi's Holep. 138
Scott Hatteberg, Pickin' Machinep. 162
The Trading Deskp. 188
Anatomy of an Undervalued Pitcherp. 217
The Human Elementp. 244
The Speed of the Ideap. 263
Epilogue: The Badgerp. 281
Postscript: Inside Baseball's Religious Warp. 287
Acknowledgmentsp. 303
Indexp. 305
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