After earning an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, Joe Peta was a Wall Street market maker and hedge fund stock trader for fifteen years, but he was a sports bettor for even longer. A lifelong baseball fan, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters.
"Fascinating...reads like a mash up of Liar's Poker and Moneyball."--Publishers Weekly
"[A] swaggering story from frantic stock trader to professional
sports bettor....Even casual baseball fans could learn from it.
Serious fans should slurp it up like ballpark beer."--Los
Angeles Times "He reminds me of Nate Silver--he's able to blend
different worlds (in this case, baseball and finance) using his
intense knowledge of each to give us a very entertaining
read."--Play-by-Play Announcer for the San Francisco Giants and
ESPN National Sportscaster Dave Flemming "Peta created a reliable
system for beating Vegas odds throughout the 2011 Major League
season...but it's clear he loves the game as much as the winnings.
Moreover, he asks a number of salient questions, such as: How can
businesses on Wall Street and beyond apply thinking used by
baseball sabermetricians to strengthen their own organizations? The
answers, and how Peta arrived at them, make for great