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Oakland A's vs St. Louis Cardinals
Oakland A's pitcher Craig Breslow delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 20, 2010. Oakland won the game 3-2. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Craig Andrew Breslow (born August 8, 1980, in New Haven, Connecticut) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. He throws left-handed, and is considered a lefty specialist.

Through 2010, he held major league batters to a .175 batting average with runners in scoring position (and .171 with two outs and runners in scoring position), and lefties hit only .191 against him, with a .307 slugging percentage.

Breslow was given the nickname "smartest man in baseball" by Minneapolis Star Tribune Twins beat writer La Velle E. Neal III, and Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Turbow wrote: "Judging by his résumé, Craig Breslow is the smartest man in baseball, if not the entire world." The Sporting News named him the smartest athlete on their top 20 list.

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