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Baseball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets

Baseball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets (Hardback)

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In 2010, the New York Mets were in trouble. One of baseball s most valuable franchises, they had recently suffered an embarrassing September collapse and two bitter losing seasons. Their GM had made costly mistakes. And their principle owners were embroiled in the largest financial scam in American history. To whom did they turn? Sandy Alderson, a former marine who served in Vietnam and graduated from Harvard Law. In 1981, Alderson started in baseball with Oakland, where he led a revolution in the sport. The A's partnered with Apple, pioneered using statistical analysis, and became a powerhouse, winning the 1989 World Series. When new owners slashed payroll in the 1990s, Alderson's under-the-radar creativity and intelligent management were thrust into the spotlight. Granted unprecedented access to a working GM over several seasons, bestselling author Steve Kettmann traces Alderson s history and his renewal of the Mets despite a limited budget, through big trades that brought back high-profile prospects to the development of young aces including Matt Harvey, Zach Wheeler, and Jacob deGrom. Now, the turnaround is almost complete. Baseball Maverick is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look at a Major League team and a fascinating exploration of what it means to be smart."

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesService industriesSport & leisure industriesHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historySport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBaseball Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press Publication Date: 17/04/2014 ISBN-13: 9780802119988  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Steve Kettmann has reported from more than forty countries for publications including the "New York Times" and the " New Republic." A former "San Francisco Chronicle" A's beat writer, he is the author or coauthor of nine previous books, including "One Day at Fenway" and "Juiced" by Jose Canseco.

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