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Moneyball the art of winning an unfair game

Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.

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  • "Examines the mathematical strategies by which manager Billy Beane handled the financially strapped Oakland Athletics' 2002 draft and led the baseball team to success despite its lack of high profile players."
  • "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? This book is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball."
  • "This book explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money. The author 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."
  • "Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money."@en
  • "Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money."
  • ""Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) wakes up one morning to a harsh new reality: the team he carefully constructed is about to be gutted. His star reliever, best starter and offensive leader are fleeing to teams that offer more money. His best position player is going to the Yankees, who just beat the A's in the postseason. Beane scrambles to field a credible team, but his owner won't raise his budget and his scouting staff is stuck in the past. During a meeting with the Cleveland Indians, Beane notices their GM paying careful attention to the opinions of one Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a chubby young statistics nerd who's brilliant with computers and spreadsheets. Brand has developed a radical new system whereby players aren't evaluated in the traditional way, a system Beane enthusiastically adopts a system they dub "moneyball." ""@en
  • "This book explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money. The author 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."
  • "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? This book is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball."

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  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Drama"@en
  • "Nonfiction"
  • "Chinese language materials"

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  • "Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game ; [with a new afterword]"
  • "Moneyball the art of winning an unfair game"@en
  • "Moneyball the art of winning an unfair game"
  • "Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game"@en
  • "Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game"
  • "Moneyball"
  • "Moneyball"@en
  • "Moneyball : de kunst een ongelijk spel te winnen"