Moxie Cinema Springfield, MO


Dr. Lloyd Smith

Professor of Computer Science, Missouri State University

Moneyball— The Development of Baseball Analytics

Dr. Lloyd Smith discussed the development of baseball analytics. 

Moxie Cinema Springfield, MO

Film Synopsis

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane attempts to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is the general manager of the struggling Oakland A's. Faced with a tight budget, Beane must reinvent his team by outsmarting the richer ball clubs. Joining forces with Ivy League graduate Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), Beane recruits bargain-bin players whom the scouts have labeled as flawed, but have game-winning potential. It’s a strategy that challenges old-school traditions and puts him in the crosshairs of those who say he's tearing out the heart and soul of the game. Based on the book by Michael Lewis, this film received six Academy Award nominations.

About the Speaker

Dr. Lloyd Smith is a professor of computer science at Missouri State University. He is also the graduate coordinator of computer science and MNAS coordinator of computer science.