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Yankees, Red Sox, Braves and Giants Favored To Take Series, Says New Jersey Institute of Technology Math Professor

WHO: Bruce Bukiet, Ph.D., an associate professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) an expert in numerical methods and mathematical modeling, has issued his baseball playoff predictions for 2003.

WHAT: According to Bukiet’s mathematical model, which takes into account the season’s performance of the position players and pitchers, in the American League the New York Yankees have a 68.9 percent chance of beating the Minnesota Twins, and the Boston Red Sox have a 70.6 percent chance of beating the Oakland Athletics. In the National League, the San Francisco Giants have a 71.1 percent of eliminating the Florida Marlins, while the Atlanta Braves have a 59 percent chance of defeating the Chicago Cubs. Daily updates will be posted on his website: http://m.njit.edu/~bukiet/ baseball/playoff03.html.

WHEN: Bukiet is available to illustrate his mathematical model or to discuss it over the phone with reporters during weekdays.

WHERE: He’s available for interview either at his office at 518 Cullimore Hall or by phone: (973) 596-8392. His email address is bukiet@m.njit.edu.

BACKGROUND: Bukiet has discussed his baseball model on CNN Headline News. He’s also been interviewed by CBC radio featured in the Jerusalem Post, the National Post (Canada) and other publications.

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