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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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Review Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game 

by MICHAEL LEWIS

Description

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:

Preface

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

Acknowledgments

Index