Review Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by MICHAEL LEWIS
Moneyball plots what the majority of us share in common, the singular pursuit towards success. Regardless of what path we tread and how much our interest differs from each other, being successful is our collective ambition, a wish that we’ll eventually end in a successful and prosperous note. This novel presents a hard to swallow fact: that success lives beyond money’s reach. And this story reveals the secret ways on how to achieve success in one of America’s leading game, baseball.
The narrative centers on the story of a young dreamer wanting to make it big in the baseball industry. He knows full well that big offices of Major League teams and the dugouts will do him well, but it appears to be daunting and a taxing task. As the story unfolds, it also amplifies an undertone that success doesn’t always equate to a trophy or a camera flash. Solidarity remains to be the ultimate indicator of well one did in life.
Using the commonly-practiced literary formula, the author delivers a riveting story asking a question, in the world that giants can easily have their way, how can we not root for the underdogs?
About the Author
MICHAEL LEWIS has written many New York Times bestselling titles and included in the list is his phenomenal Moneyball. He currently works as a journalist for Bloomberg Opinion and a contributing writer for Audible. Some of his articles were also published in different print media, including Poetry Magazine, Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Gourmet.
He was born in New Orleans, in the same city, he grew up and took an interest in. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. Currently, he lives in Berkeley, wherein he does much of his works.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1- The Curse of Talent
- Chapter 2- How to Find a BallPlayer
- Chapter 3- The Enlightenment
- Chapter 4- Field of Ignorance
- Chapter 5- The Jeremy Brown Blue Plate Special
- Chapter 6- The Science of Winning an Unfair Game
- Chapter 7- Giambi’s Hole
- Chapter 8- Scott Hatteberg, Pickin’ Machine
- Chapter 9- The Trading Desk
- Chapter 10- Anatomy of an Undervalued Pitcher
- Chapter 11- the Human Element
- Chapter 12- The Speed of the Idea
Epilogue- The Badger
Postscript- Inside Baseball’s Religious War