Review Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by MICHAEL LEWIS
This book follows the story of Billy Beane, the visionary general manager of Oakland A’s, and the quest for success. It narrates the story of Beane and the brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists as they search for the secret to success in baseball. It is a story about seeking new knowledge and the willingness to leave old wisdom to gain big money.
This book is an eye-opener to all the things you think you know and didn’t know about baseball. It uses statistics and analysis to predict how to create better teams and win games. This book is recommended for people who are interested in a quantitative performance evaluation or, generally, quantitative modeling. But the book is also a good read even for people who do not know the rules of the game of baseball. The book is filled with insight and information into the game of baseball and the processes of creating teams mixed with a gripping story of brotherhood and guts. Aside from the focus on statistical analysis, the story itself is a gripping tale that must be read.
About the Author
MICHAEL LEWIS is a financial journalist and the author of best-selling books on finance such as The Big Short, Liar’s Poker, and The Undoing Project.
Table of Contents
Chapter One THE CURSE OF TALENT
Chapter Two HOW TO FIND A BALLPLAYER
Chapter Three THE ENLIGHTENMENT
Chapter Four FIELD OF IGNORANCE
Chapter Five THE JEREMY BROWN BLUE PLATE SPECIAL
Chapter Six THE SCIENCE OF WINNING AN UNFAIR GAME
Chapter Seven GIAMBI’S HOLE
Chapter Eight SCOTT HATTEBERG, PICKIN’ MACHINE
Chapter Nine THE TRADING DESK
Chapter Ten ANATOMY OF AN UNDERVALUED PITCHER
Chapter Eleven THE HUMAN ELEMENT
Chapter Twelve THE SPEED OF THE IDEA
Epilogue THE BADGER
Postscript INSIDE BASEBALL’S RELIGIOUS WAR