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Albert Chen
April 05, 2004
They are the new breed of front-office executives: fresh, Ivy League-educated faces of Generation Google, men who often have less impressive baseball credentials than Garth Brooks. For a stat-head to break into the big leagues was, not long ago, almost unheard of. Now believers of the importance of statistical evaluation are infiltrating management and infusing teams with a Wall Street-style sensibility for beating the market.
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April 05, 2004

No Baseball Experience Required

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Engineering degree from Penn, economics degree from Wharton, M.B.A. from Kellogg. Left a successful tech company to work in baseball. Hired last fall by St. Louis to assist in player evaluations and scouting at all levels.

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