Former Illini baseball player makes career with Yankees

Brett Weber (Photo courtesy of UI Athletics)

Injuries may have prevented former fighting Illini baseball player Brett Weber, ’98 LAS, from a long-lasting athletic career with the New York Yankees, but his finance and psychology studies are helping him now as a video replay monitor for the MLB team. It’s his job to alert the coaching staff if the team should challenge an umpire’s call. “I’m very interested in understanding the analytics side of baseball—it certainly piqued my interest in how the game is changing,” Weber says.

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