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Red Sox Fuel ‘Moneyball’ Dream as Amherst Grooms Front Office

Students who dream of starting a high-tech company may aim for Stanford University, while those who want to be scientists target the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. If running a Major League Baseball team is on your to-do list, it pays to attend Amherst College.

The liberal arts college with about 1,800 students counts three current general managers among its alumni, including two -- Ben Cherington of the Boston Red Sox and Neal Huntington of the Pittsburgh Pirates -- that made it to this year’s playoffs. In all, there are more than a dozen alumni in front-office jobs, almost all former players or coaches for Amherst.