Sunday, September 04, 2005

 
September 4th, 2002

Oakland A's Win 20th straight Game


In the latest in my occasional series of Sunday book recommendations (others can be found here and here) we come to the book that many believe will be (or already is) one of the most influential baseball books of the decade, Michael Lewis' Moneyball. I think some of the hype may be slightly overblown, but the book is still remarkably well-written (as are all of Lewis') and for a baseball fan, carries fascinating insight into how a Major league front office works. It also has an excellent chapter which culminates in a description of this game, one in which the A's blew an eleven run lead before coming back to win in the bottom of the ninth. Moneyball comes highly recommended.



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