Table: Meet Sandy Alderson

AGE

53

HOME

Tiburon, Calif., and New York City.

EDUCATION

Dartmouth, class of '69; Harvard Law, '76.

MILITARY

Marine officer in Vietnam.

FAMILY

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.

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