Moneyball http://wfpl.org en Innovative Oakland A's GM Billy Beane to Speak at IU Southeast http://wfpl.org/post/innovative-oakland-gm-billy-beane-speak-iu-southeast <p>Billy Beane, the innovative Oakland Athletics general manager and one of the few people with the distinction of being played by Brad Pitt on film, will speak &nbsp;on Feb. 12 at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, the university said.</p><p>Beane&nbsp;is best for his usage of statistics to guide decision-making in baseball—particularly in ways that find and use players whose skills are undervalued, boosting teams in small market cities. His approach was featured in Michael Lewis' 2003 bestselling book<em> Moneyball, </em>which was adapted into film in 2011.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 3744 at http://wfpl.org Innovative Oakland A's GM Billy Beane to Speak at IU Southeast