Wharton Moneyball Academy

University of Pennsylvania - Residential Program

Sports Through Statistics

This summer, dive into the world of sports analytics and statistics. Experience sports and their stats like you never have before. Sponsored by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), the Wharton Moneyball Academy is a summer program that provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports analytics at the Wharton School.

Moneyball was popularized by the story of the Oakland A’s management employing a computer-generated analytical, Sabermetric approach to building the team on the field. It allowed them to become a perennial contender despite a payroll that was 3-5 times less than that of other teams. The Boston Red Sox’ World Series victory in 2004 was also based on those theories. Now, it’s your turn! What will you discover as you analyze the data?

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