Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Moneyball is a book and film about an analytical, evidence-based approach to assembling a competitive baseball team. It is the mostly true story of the Oakland A’s that demonstrates the intuitive wisdom of insiders (players, managers, coaches, scouts, and the front office) is subjective and often flawed.
Old statistical analysis techniques such as stolen bases, runs batted in, and batting average are relics of a 19th-century view of the game. The Oakland A’s’ front office took advantage of more precise gauges of player performance, fielding a playoff team at a fraction of the cost spent by big market teams from Boston and New York.
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