Moneyball

by

Michael Lewis

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The 2002 Playoffs

In 2002, after a spectacular season, the Oakland A’s lose in the playoffs to a team with a far worse record, the Minnesota Twins. The A’s loss in the playoffs is a symbol of the…

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On-Base Percentage

Paul DePodesta talks a lot about the importance of on-base percentage (OBP), a statistic that, in effect, measures a hitter’s chances of reaching base in any given at-bat through either getting a base hit or…

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