Chronicles Revisited Podcast 8 — An Apple II in Every Dugout

Steve Boros managed the Oakland Athletics in 1983 and 1984, and the San Diego Padres in 1986. While he failed to lead either team to a pennant, he still made his mark as one of the first Major League Baseball managers to embrace the use of computers for statistical analysis. Boros appeared in a 1995 Computer Chronicles episode to discuss how he made use of a system built partly on the Apple II to assess player matchups. Although Boros’ role in bringing computers to the A’s was exagerrated in the press, he was a well-liked, well-respected baseball lifer who helped lend credibility to the new technology at a time when it was still not common in most American homes.

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