Gift Ideas For Sports Fans: The Extra 2%

"The Extra 2%" is Jonah Keri's story of how Wall Street strategies took the Tampa Bay Rays from baseball's laughing stock to the World Series.

"Moneyball" is still the most famous book about a baseball team that used a unique strategy to succeed despite limited financial means, but "The Extra 2%" is a just as fascinating read about the different strategies used to guide the Tampa Bay Rays to success.

For the majority of the Tampa Bay Rays' existence, they've been a terrible team. In 2005, they were taken over by former Goldman Sachs colleagues Stuart Sternberg and Matthew Silverman. By 2008, the Rays were in the World Series. In his book "The Extra 2%", Jonah Keri explains exactly how they did it.

Product: "The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First" by Jonah Keri

What It Is: A book chronicling the strategies that helped turn the Tampa Bay Rays into a World Series contender

Why It's A Great Gift: Anyone who enjoyed "Moneyball", either the book or the movie, should enjoy this book. Actually, anyone who enjoys baseball and any kind of statistical analysis should enjoy this book.

Price: $16.48

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon.com

With the holidays just around the corner, we thought you could use some help with gift ideas for the sporting fan in your life. Check out our full guide with all our gift ideas for sports fans.

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