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Numbers are Tippett’s game, and the Red Sox count on him

Tom Tippett’s work with computer simulation led to the Sox hiring him as their director of baseball information services. Tom Tippett’s work with computer simulation led to the Sox hiring him as their director of baseball information services. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / April 4, 2010

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It began with an e-mail from Bill James. The message popped into Tom Tippett’s inbox not long after the Red Sox clinched the American League wild card in 2003. The Sox would be playing the Athletics in the Division Series, and they wanted to supplement their traditional preparation for a postseason series (the hours upon hours of scouting that go ... (Full article: 1200 words)

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