Can "Moneyball" get Brad Pitt on the list?
By S. James Snyder, Special to Metromix
Consider Billy Beane the brainiac of baseball. As the general manager of the cash-strapped Oakland A’s, Beane was one of the first to assemble a team using computer-generated analysis instead of gut instinct. In “Moneyball,” opening Sept. 23, the tech-minded innovator is played by Brad Pitt as an unconventional, free-wheeling gambler—the guy who bet everything on a long shot. But this big-screen Beane is merely the latest in a long line of eccentric baseball personalities. Take a look back at Hollywood’s most memorable ballgame iconoclasts.
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