Moneyball (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2003-08-01
Upplaga
New
Förlag
WW Norton & Co
Dimensioner
245 x 163 x 27 mm
Vikt
550 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780393057652

Moneyball

The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only "the single most influential baseball book ever" (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what "may be the best book ever written on business" (Weekly Standard). 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 itbefore 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? With these words Michael Lewis launches us into the funniest, smartest, and most contrarian book since, well, since Liar's Poker. Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the front offices of major league teams, and the dugouts, perhaps even in the minds of the players themselves. Lewis mines all these possibilitieshis intimate and original portraits of big league ballplayers are alone worth the price of admissionbut the real jackpot is a cache of numbersnumbers!collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers and physics professors. What these geek numbers showno, proveis that the traditional yardsticks of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. Even the box score misleads us by ignoring the crucial importance of the humble base-on-balls. This information has been around for years, and nobody inside Major League Baseball paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics. Billy paid attention to those numbers with the second lowest payroll in baseball at his disposal he had toand this book records his astonishing experiment in finding and fielding a team that nobody else wanted. Moneyball is a roller coaster ride: before the 2002 season opens, Oakland must relinquish its three most prominent (and expensive) players, is written off by just about everyone, and then comes roaring back to challenge the American League record for consecutive wins. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win... how can we not cheer for David?
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"The single most influential baseball book ever." -- Rob Neyer - Slate "Another journalistic tour de force." -- Wall Street Journal "Engaging, informative, and deliciously contrarian." -- Washington Post "Anyone who cares about baseball must read Moneyball." -- Newsweek "An extraordinary job of reporting and writing." -- San Jose Mercury News "You have to read Moneyball.... Amazing anecdotes... an entertaining, enlightening read." -- Baseball America "Ebullient, invigorating... provides plenty of action, both numerical and athletic, on the field and in the draft-day war room." -- Time "One of the most enjoyable baseball books in years." -- New York Times Book Review

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Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of Liars Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his family.

Innehållsförteckning

In major league baseball the biggest wallet is supposed to win. However, over the past four years, the Oakland Athletics, a major league team with a minor league payroll, have had one of the best records. Lewis reports on the tactics and revolutionary principles that have brought this into effect.