Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Monday 12:55 pm - 1:50 pm, Conference Room (Ballroom A)
Speakers: Billy Beane
Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Billy Beane has molded the Oakland Athletics into one of professional baseball’s most consistent winners since taking over as General Manager following the 1997 season. Beane shattered traditional MLB beliefs that big payrolls equated wins by implementing a statistical methodology that led the Oakland A’s, one of the worst teams in baseball with one of the lowest payrolls, to six American League West Division Titles. That strategic methodology has come to be known as the Moneyball philosophy, named for the bestselling book and Oscar nominated film chronicling Beane’s journey from General Manager to hero to celebrated management genius. Most recently, Beane was named the MLB’s first ever Executive of the Year in 2018.
Join us to listen to Billy Beane’s keynote address, followed by a Q&A session.