Moneyball Movie Synopsis & Plot
Based on Michael Lewis' nonfiction bestseller "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," the book's subject is Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, who assembled a contending baseball club on a shoestring budget by employing a sophisticated computer-based analysis to draft players.
It's an all but given that most professional baseball teams take advantage of sabermetrics to some degree or another these days, which makes it easy to overlook the fact that only a decade ago, the use of advanced quantitative analytics to rank players was in its infancy, if not wholly ignored. The adoption of sabermetrics by so many teams is largely credited to Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, and the 2003 book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game." Read our Moneyball movie review »