If you’re a baseball fan, after reading this masterfully written text, you’ll never see the game the same. All that you’ve built your knowledge of the game on – batting averages, sacrifice bunts and swinging at the first pitch, will be put into question.
Even if the game is not yours, Lewis’ insightful treatment of the strategies, actions and measured results of the game will peak your interest. Although neither Lewis, nor Billy Beane, the protagonist Oakland A’s General Manager in Moneyball, invented sabermetrics, they certainly popularized it. Baseball is the vehicle, but the real subject of Moneyball is how information is gathered, organized, analyzed and used to improve performance.
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