Sandy Alderson left a private law practice in 1981 to become the Oakland A's General Counsel. He then served as Oakland's General Manager from 1983 to 1997, helping form the great A's teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Known as a pioneer in using statistical analysis of players, his methods were further developed by Billy Beane. Alderson worked for Major League Baseball before becoming CEO of the San Diego Padres.
|Oakland Athletics General Manager
|New York Mets General Manager
- Steve Kettmann: Baseball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets, Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, NY, 2015. ISBN 978-0802119988