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 SI.com/players.