Billy Beane

Birthdate 3/29/1962
Death Date
Debut Year 1998
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics
Positions Executive, Innovator

Life is good when you’re portrayed by Brad Pitt in a movie that’s essentially the story of your life. Such is the case for A’s GM Billy Beane. 

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Billy Beane autographed 10 of Diamonds

Billy Beane autographed 10 of Diamonds

A first-round pick, drafted 23rd overall by the Mets, Billy Bean’s playing career fizzled as he failed to meet expectations. Beane helped revolutionize the game with his application of statistical analysis. His story was so compelling that a movie starring Brad Pitt as Beane was made in 2011.

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