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Author Reiter, Ben, author.

Title Astroball : the new way to win it all / Ben Reiter.

Publication Info. New York : Crown Archetype, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.35764 REI    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Summary "When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article's author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they were more than just bad. They were an embarrassment, a club that didn't even appear to be trying to win. The cover story, combined with the specificity of Reiter's claim, met instant and nearly universal derision. But three years later, the critics were proved improbably, astonishingly wrong. How had Reiter predicted it so accurately? And, more important, how had the Astros pulled off the impossible?" --
Contents Preface: Thank you for the laugh -- Prologue: The judge -- Chapter 1: Gut feels -- Chapter 2: The nerd cave -- Chapter 3: Graceful beast -- Chapter 4: Growth mindset -- Chapter 5: Peyton Manning on a surfboard -- Chapter 6: Summer of setbacks -- Chapter 7: In search of Carlos Beltrán -- Chapter 8: Two seconds to spare -- Chapter 9: The series -- Conclusion: Astroworld.
Subject Houston Astros (Baseball team) -- History.
Houston Astros (Baseball team) -- Statistics.
Baseball -- Statistics.
Genre/Form Statistics.
Other Form: Online version: Reiter, Ben, author. Astroball First Edition. New York : Crown Archetype, [2018] 9780525576662 (DLC) 2018027504
ISBN 9780525576648 hardcover alkaline paper
0525576649 hardcover alkaline paper

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