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Tech in sports: How analytics has changed the pros

6 June 2024 • by Amit M. Joshi, Michael R. Wade in Mike & Amit Talk Tech

Mike and Amit kick off a three-part mini-series about tech in sports by taking a deep dive into data...

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There’s no doubt that statistics and data play an important role in professional sports. Whether in soccer, cricket, or American football, superfans have always been interested in goals scored, passes caught, or wickets taken.

But the point at which the value of that data became apparent was the advent of “Moneyball” in the early 2000s, which revolutionized Major League Baseball.

Popularized by a 2011 film starring Brad Pitt, the clever use of discreet data by Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane was a watershed moment for coaches and owners and altered the DNA of pro leagues in other sports.

Since then, however, things have moved on – so how does data inform and change sports today?

In this episode, Mike and Amit cover analytics as they kick off a three-part mini-series about tech in sports.

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