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September 24, 2007
Who is the smartest person in baseball?
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September 24, 2007

Si Players Mlb Poll

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Who is the smartest person in baseball?

<<< Greg Maddux, Padres P....... 10%

Billy Beane, A's G.M........ 9% >>>

Tony La Russa, Cardinals manager.. 5%

Brad Ausmus, Astros C...... 5%

Bobby Cox, Braves manager...... 4%

Only two other players cracked the top 10: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (seventh, 3.1%) and Mets pitcher Tom Glavine (10th, 1.8%).... Maddux's nickname is the Professor; Orioles pitching coach Leo Mazzone, who was with Maddux in Atlanta, called him, "the smartest pitcher I have ever seen." ... Ausmus has a degree in government from Dartmouth, La Russa a law degree from Florida State... Beane's perennially low-payroll team will likely end up below second in the AL West—its worst finish since 1998.

[Based on a survey of 469 MLB Players] ? For an expanded version of the poll go to