Table: Meet Sandy Alderson
Tiburon, Calif., and New York City.
Dartmouth, class of '69; Harvard Law, '76.
Marine officer in Vietnam.
Wife, Linda; daughter, Cate, 22; son, Bryn, 19, a pitcher on the Dartmouth varsity baseball team.
PATH TO BASEBALL
In 1981, became general counsel to Oakland A's and later GM and team president.
MOST IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENT AS GM
Developing A's players Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, and Walt Weiss, who won consecutive Rookie of the Year awards from 1986 to `88.
MOST PAINFUL TRADE
McGwire to St. Louis in '98; the next year, he socked a record 70 homers.
COMMISH'S RIGHT-HAND MAN
Alderson's credits include assisting with the dismantling of separate American and National League offices, consolidating power in commissioner's office, and outflanking umpires' union.