MIT Sloan Marks Milestone with ‘Moneyball’ Reunion

BOSTON — The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference celebrated its 10th anniversary by marking the event that thrust sports analytics into the mainstream: the 2003 release of Michael Lewis’ Moneyball, which focused on the Oakland A’s data-driven approach to Major League Baseball’s 2002 amateur draft.

Lewis joined a panel Friday with former Oakland A’s executive and current chief strategy officer of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns Paul DePodesta and Boston Red Sox Senior Adviser Bill James, whose Bill James Baseball Abstract is widely credited with creating the field of sabermetrics.

Author: Scott Etkin

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