the Diamond Dollars Case Competition
Pepperdine Law students Joe Franzi, Dan Paret, and David Mead partnered with Business School students Rama Raju and Michael Alexander to place FIRST the Diamond Dollars Case Competition at the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona in March 7-9, 2013. In this competition, a team of students evaluate a baseball operations case problem and present their analysis and recommendation to a panel of MLB front office executives. As the competition champions, our Pepperdine Law-Business student team presented before the entire SABR Analytics Conference, presented by Major League Baseball (MLB) and Bloomberg Sports. The conference brings together the top minds of the baseball analytic community to discuss, debate, and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. The competition provides students with an aspiration to work in sports an unique opportunity to demonstrate their talents, to network with current executives and other baseball industry insiders, and to dialog and receive valuable feedback from industry insiders. Pepperdine placed first over teams from Columbia, University of Chicago, Indiana, Elon, and George Washington University. Pepperdine's win was covered by numerous press outlets and acknowledged by Vince Gennaro.