Deadspin Classic: The Forgotten Man Of Moneyball

Moneyball the movie is in theaters on Friday. Eric Walker doesn't appear in the film, and he's mentioned only briefly in Michael Lewis's book, but he was central to the statistical revolution that Moneyball chronicles—the "pebble that started the avalanche," in his words. Two years ago, he told us his story.… » 9/20/11 3:25pm 9/20/11 3:25pm

The Forgotten Man Of Moneyball, Part 1

He calls himself "the pebble that started the avalanche," the man who taught baseball analysis to Billy Beane. Gandhi, someone wrote, sparking MLK's revolution. Today, Moneyball remains a hotly debated phenomenon. Eric Walker is a footnote. Here's the footnote's story. » 10/07/09 11:30am 10/07/09 11:30am