For Immediate Release
October 2, 2002

Media Advisory

Yanks, A’s, Giants and D’backs Favored To Take Series, Says New Jersey Institute of Technology Math Professor

WHAT:According to Bukiet’s mathematical model, which takes into account the season’s performance of the position players and pitchers, the Yankees have a 59% chance of eliminating the Angels, and the Oakland A’s have a 69% chance of defeating the Twins. The series should be tighter in the National League, where the Giants have a 54% chance of beating the Braves and the D’backs have a 55% chance of defeating the Cardinals. Daily updates will be posted on his website.

WHO: Bruce Bukiet, Ph.D., an associate professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) who has an expertise in numerical methods and mathematical modeling, has issued his baseball playoff analysis for 2002.

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 /p>

BACKGROUND: Bukiet recently 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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