Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Oakland Athletics’ manager Art Howe in Bennett Miller‘s Moneyball (Columbia, 9.23.11). It’s the story Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), general manager of the Oakland Athletics, and his attempt to make the A’s competitive based on a “modernized, analytical, sabermetric approach…in 2000, 2001 and 2002, the A’s won 91, 102 and 103 games respectively and made the American League playoffs in each season. But they didn’t win a playoff series, and Howe and Beane grew estranged.”

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