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Inside the stats that created 'Moneyball'

Originally Published: February 16, 2012
By Amanda Rykoff

With "Moneyball" nominated for several Oscars and baseball season just around the corner, everybody's talking stats and sabermetrics. As you probably know, "Moneyball" tells the story of small-market, cost-conscious Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt). Beane turns to "unorthodox" statistical analysis in order to compete with big-market, big-spending teams by identifying players with high on-base percentages, good baserunning skills and solid defensive abilities. ...

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