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Trading Bases - A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order)

Joe Peta

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Description:

An ex-Wall Street trader improved on Moneyball's famed sabermetrics to place bets that would beat the Vegas odds on Major League Baseball games-with a 41 percent return in his first year. Trading Bases explains how he did it. After the fall of Lehman Brothers, Joe Peta was out of a job. He found a new one but lost that, too, when an ambulance mowed him down. In search of a way to cheer himself up while he recuperated in a wheelchair, Peta started watching baseball again, as he had growing up. That's when inspiration hit: Why not apply his outstanding risk-analysis skills to improve on sabermetrics, the method made famous by Moneyball-and beat the only market in town, the Vegas betting line? Why not treat MLB like the S&P 500? In Trading Bases, Peta shows how to subtract luck-in particular "cluster luck," as he puts it-from a team's statistics to best predict how it will perform in the next game and over the whole season. His baseball "hedge fund" returned an astounding 41 percent in 2011-and has never been down more than 5 percent. Peta takes listeners to the ballpark in San Francisco, trading floors and baseball bars in New York, and sports books in Vegas, all while tracing the progress of his wagers. Often humorous, occasionally touching, and with a wink toward the sheer implausibility of the whole project, Trading Bases is all about the love of critical reasoning, trading cultures, risk management, and baseball. And not necessarily in that order.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Sanders

Length:

9h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:09


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:13


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:01


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:26


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:43


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:53


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:50


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:59


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:52


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:02


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:39


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:11


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:46


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:23


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:48


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:03


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:54


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:36


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:40


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:37


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:52


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:11


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:53


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:04


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:49


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:08


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:46


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:50


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:42


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:27


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:42


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:28


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:55


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:50


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:02


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:04


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:48


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:06


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:33


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:36


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

00:35