Moneyball: the art of winning an unfair game

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Michael Lewis, with his usual narrative flair, examines the fallacy behind the major league baseball refrain that the team with the biggest wallet is supposed to win. Over the past four years the Oakland Athletics, a major league team with a minor league payroll, have had one of the best records in the country. General Manager Billy Beene is putting into practice on the field revolutionary principles to build his team that have been concocted by geek statisticians and college professors, rather than using the old scouting technique called "gut instinct."

The author takes us behind the scenes with the Oakland A's--into the dugouts, and into the conference rooms where the annual Major League draft is held by conference call - and rumor mongering is par for the course as each team jockeys for position for their favored player while pretending DEGREES

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title_display Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game
title_full Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game / Michael Lewis, Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Moneyball [sound recording] / Michael Lewis
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title_sub the art of winning an unfair game
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