Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics general manager made famous by the book and movie "Moneyball," recently put his Danville home on the market.
Records show that Beane and his wife, Tara, purchased the five-bedroom, five-bathroom estate for $1.735 million in 2002, around the time Michael Lewis was researching and writing "Moneyball." was being researched and written. The couple is asking $1.895 million for the property.
The home at 33 Brightwood Lane East boasts 4,836 square feet of living space, a pool, office and a bonus room.
Beane came into the national spotlight in 2002 after turning down a five-year, $13 million offer from the Boston Red Sox to become the team's G.M. Had he accepted, it would have made Beane the best-compensated general manager in the history of organized sports.
Under Beane's direction, the A's overcame a disadvantaged revenue situation by using a sabermetric approach to drafting. In 2002, the team snagged the American League record for longest winning streak without ties at 20 games.