Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the giant offices of major league teams and the dugouts. But the real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.

In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win . . . how can we not cheer for David?
The single most influential baseball book ever.—Rob Neyer, Slate

Another journalistic tour de force.—Wall Street Journal

Engaging, informative, and deliciously contrarian.—Washington Post

Anyone who cares about baseball must read Moneyball. —Newsweek

An extraordinary job of reporting and writing.—San Jose Mercury News

You have to read Moneyball.... Amazing anecdotes... an entertaining, enlightening read. —Baseball America

Ebullient, invigorating... provides plenty of action, both numerical and athletic, on the field and in the draft-day war room.—Time

One of the most enjoyable baseball books in years.—New York Times Book Review