In 2014, the Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but just three years later they defied critics to win a stunning World Series. In this book, Ben Reiter shows how the Astros built a system that avoided the stats-versus-scouts divide by giving the human factor a key role in their decision-making. The team later undermined its legacy with the sign-stealing scandal, but Reiter's book is an inspiring testimonial to what can happen when athletic potential is honed by smart management, business savvy, and positive thinking.
"Reiter's superb narrative of how the team got there provides powerful insights into how organizations—not just baseball clubs—work best."—Wall Street Journal