Books by on May 15, 2006 at 5:59 pm

I read Moneyball awhile back and thoroughly enjoyed Michael Lewis’ look into the ways that statistical analysis was slowly revolutionizing the qualitative methods that were used to recruit, draft and trade in baseball.

Lewis traces statistical analysis of baseball from its origins in Rotisserie leagues, through to todays big money sport. In particularly, Moneyball takes a look at the Oakland As under manager Billy Beane and their unlikely success (given their very small salary budgets). As the quant geek that I am, I had presumed that big league baseball was already studying such stats, so the book was an enjoyable look into the transformation of the sport.

Overall, a very easy to read and tremendously enjoyable for baseball fans and quant geeks alike.

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