Worlds of Books discussing Moneyball: the art of winning an unfair game DB56245 by Michael Lewis. The Book Nook room can be found here:
With baseball season still just underway, we thought this would be a good time to discuss Lewis' deft examination of the underfinanced Oakland Athletics and the strategy used to make them a winner.
Here is the NLS annotation:
Moneyball: the art of winning an unfair game DB56245
Lewis, Michael, (Michael M.). Reading time: 11 hours, 34 minutes.
Read by Robert Sams.
Sports and Recreation
Author of the New New Thing (DB 49256) describes how Billy Beane, general manager of baseball's Oakland Athletics, came in first place in the American League West in 2002. Examines Beane's use of computers, statistics, and scouting to achieve success despite a minor league budget. Strong language. Bestseller. 2003.
Here is the Bookshare synopsis:
"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.
W. W. Norton & Company
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Nonfiction, Sports, Business and Finance, Mathematics and Statistics, History
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