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.
Where You Can Buy It: Amazon.com
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