The wizards behind those amazing World Series statistics


When Don Zminda was the statistician for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball in the 1990s, he spent most of his Sundays calculating reams of data that were written onto a stack of note cards for announcers Jon Miller and Joe Morgan. That was the state of the art back then -- not now.

"It would take me hours and hours," said Zminda in an interview with DailyFinance. He's vice president and director of research for STATS LLC, which is providing the statistics for Fox's broadcast of the World Series. "The technology advances are pretty amazing," he added.