Review Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by MICHAEL LEWIS
Michael Lewis’ Moneyball is a handbook that exposes the secret behind winning in baseball. This narrative presents a character named Billy Beane, the protagonist of the story, who faced a daunting challenge of winning in the Major Leagues with a limited budget.
Using a data-driven strategy, Beane made his way to the games and fielded a winning team that soon defied the odds and used statistics to compensate for their apparent disadvantages. A movie version of this book came out in 2011.
About the Author
Michael Lewis is a financial journalist and a regular contributor to Vanity Fair. Throughout his writing career, Lewis has published eighteen non-fiction books and a certified bestselling writer. Some of his works include The Blind Side, The Big Short, and Moneyball.
Table of Contents
The book contains the following topics:
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: Gimabi’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