Slusser: Moneyball at 20: Inside Billy Beane’s legacy after two decades running the A’s

From Susan Slusser at the San Francisco Chronicle on August 25, 2017:

He is in his 20th season at the helm of the Oakland A’s, has been the subject of a best-selling book and Academy Award-nominated movie, and is recognized beyond the world of sports for his innovative mind.

So is Billy Beane’s legacy established? Or must the A’s executive win a championship or three, as the Bay Area’s other longtime top baseball executive has done, to solidify his place in the sport?

“First and foremost, in Billy’s organization and amongst his brethren in baseball, nothing is lost when it comes to his success and how he goes about his business,” Giants Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Brian Sabean said. “The fact Billy doesn’t have a World Series ring … Lord knows, he’s an icon in his organization and among his peers. Everyone knows Billy and what he’s done. That’s the ultimate compliment.”

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Originally published: August 28, 2017. Last Updated: August 28, 2017.