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

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

by Joe Peta


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ISBN-13: 9780525953647
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/07/2013
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.24(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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JOE PETA was a Wall Street market maker and hedge fund stock trader for fifteen years. A sports bettor for even longer and a lifelong baseball fan, he lives in San Francisco.

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"You don’t have to be a baseball analyst or former stock trader to connect with Trading Bases...Trading Bases will help you to be that fan." - Dallas Morning News

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Trading Bases: A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball (Not Necessarily in That Order) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book with rare insight, yet entertaining at the same time.  The book was recommended to me by a friend who does not follow baseball and now I see why. It's about much more than baseball.  The author's front row view of Lehman's collapse might be the best, most understandable account  of the financial  crisis I've read. Mixed in with the Wall Street scenes and the baseball betting (connected more easily than you might think) are some great family stories about baseball. It's a really great effort from someone I would bet we'll hear more of in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Further proof that sports betting should be used to teach statistics... Great insight and analysis as to how an edge can be found just about anywhere. The authors critique of the Lehman Brothers demise was spot on and great to read an insiders account of events. His ability to weave together his personal story with insights into the gambling world made this a quick and easy read and I've already started using some of his modeling techniques for my own purposes. I'm not sure what the other reviewer was expecting, maybe a how-to-model, but what savvy investor/gambler would ever spell that out? Do some research/leg work / homework, don't expect to pick up a book and be handed a golden goose without doing any work. Its a great book for business and any sports lover, especially if you're a baseball stat-head.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Title should be I won money betting baseball but i'm not going to say how! Author constantly refers to his "model" in making selections but never tells you how model was created or stats used. Pre-ordered and wasted my money. Where is B&N truth in advertising Tom C. March, 2013