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    DescriptionIn major league baseball the biggest wallet is supposed to win: rich teams spend four times as much on talent as poor teams. 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. Last year, their superstar, Jason Giambi, went to the superrich Yankees. It hasn't made any difference to Oakland: their fabulous season included an American League record for consecutive victories. Billy Beene, general manager of the Athletics, is putting into practice on the field revolutionary principles garnered from geek statisticians and college professors. Michael Lewis's irreverent reporting takes us from the dugouts and locker rooms, where coaches and players struggle to unlearn most of what they know about pitching and hitting, to the boardrooms, where we meet owners who begin to look like fools at the poker table, spending enormous sums without a clue what they are doing. Lewis's examination of America's national sport is a combination of money, science, entertainment and egos.


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    Title
    Moneyball
    Subtitle
    The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393057652
    ISBN 10: 0393057658
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ADV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: VSB
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KFFM2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17810
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069000
    B&T Approval Code: A09302025, A09300000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003000
    B&T Approval Code: A09150000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 796.3570691
    DC21: 796.3570691
    DC22: 796.357/06/91
    LC classification: GV880 .L49 2003
    Thema V1.0: SFC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    08 August 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Moneyball is [Lewis's] grandest tour de force yet. --Tom Wolfe"
    Table of contents
    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.