University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Humanities Center

Mayor's Book Club - Moneyball

Mayor's Book Club Members

 

Mayor Miro Weinberger, the Fletcher Free Library, and the UVM Humanities Center reconvened  the Mayor’s Book Group on Wednesday, September 16 at 5:30 pm at Centennial Field. The group discussed Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis; the panel and group discussion included baseball experts Bill “The Spaceman” Lee and Galen Carr (a Burlington resident and scout for the LA Dodgers), as well as an exploration of parallels to City data analysis and improvement efforts with participation by the City’s Chief Innovation Officer, Beth Anderson. Moneyball follows the low-budget Oakland Athletics and their general manager Billy Beane in the quest for baseball success through data analysis and disciplined decision-making. Free copies of the book are available at the Fletcher Free Library or through the UVM Humanities Center by contacting David.Jeneman@uvm.edu