Informative, yet accessible, read,
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This review is from: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (Paperback)
This is a fun nonfiction book about how Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, assembles a competitive baseball team with a fraction of the payroll of teams such as the Yankees and Red Sox. This book is a worthwhile read for a number of reasons. First, the story of the Oakland A's is interesting in its own right. Additionally, embedded in this book are details of some recent advances in baseball statistics. Reading this book will provide some explanation as to why you now see stats such as OPS (On-Base Plus Slugging) prevalently displayed on major sports networks such as ESPN.
Although this book is informative, it's not technical. It's great for baseball and/or statistics junkies, but even if you know little about baseball and statistics, you'll be able to follow and appreciate this book.