Touring the Bases With…Craig Breslow
Relief pitcher Craig Breslow has been referred to as “the smartest man in baseball” because of his degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry earned at Yale University, and his performance on the field has been equally impressive, boasting a 2.78 ERA in 172 career games.Â Breslow was drafted out of Yale by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 26th round of the 2002 amateur draft and spent three seasons in the Brewers organization before making his major league debut with the San Diego Padres in 2005.
He pitched for the Red Sox in 2006, the Indians and Twins in 2008, and the Twins and A’s in 2009, the latter of whom he’s still with this season.
Bob Lazzari is an award-winning sports columnist for both Connecticutâ€™s Valley Times and NY Sports Day, where his â€œSports Roundupâ€ column is featured weekly. He is a member of the Connecticut Sports Writersâ€™ Alliance and host of â€œMonday Night Sports Talk,â€ a cable television show on CTV/Channel 14 in Connecticut.