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Trading Bases: How a Wall Street Trader Made a Fortune Betting on Baseball by [Peta, Joe]
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Peta, a successful Wall Street trader, found himself confined to a wheelchair in early 2011—he had suffered multiple injuries after being struck by an ambulance as he was walking in Lower Manhattan—and then fired by his employer, Nomura Securities. Reengaging with the world by joining his love of statistical analysis to baseball, Peta created a reliable system for beating Vegas odds throughout the 2011 Major League season. It would be easy to call out Peta for cynically using sport for financial gain—and he can be unnervingly detached when crunching numbers—but it’s clear that he loves the game itself as much as the winnings. Moreover, he asks a number of salient questions, such as: How can businesses on Wall Street and beyond apply the thinking used by baseball sabermetricians to strengthen their own organizations? The answers, and how Peta arrived at them, make for great reading. --Alan Moores

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“Fascinating…reads like a mash up of Liar’s Poker and Moneyball.”—Publishers Weekly

“[A] swaggering story from frantic stock trader to professional sports bettor....Even casual baseball fans could learn from it. Serious fans should slurp it up like ballpark beer.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“He reminds me of Nate Silver—he’s able to blend different worlds (in this case, baseball and finance) using his intense knowledge of each to give us a very entertaining read.”—Play-by-Play Announcer for the San Francisco Giants and ESPN National Sportscaster Dave Flemming

“Peta created a reliable system for beating Vegas odds throughout the 2011 Major League season…but it’s clear he loves the game as much as the winnings. Moreover, he asks a number of salient questions, such as: How can businesses on Wall Street and beyond apply thinking used by baseball sabermetricians to strengthen their own organizations? The answers, and how Peta arrived at them, make for great reading.”—Booklist
 

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  • File Size: 2970 KB
  • Print Length: 377 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (March 7, 2013)
  • Publication Date: March 7, 2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BM4NRK
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