Born: Dec. 29, 1973 in Brookline, Mass.
Famous relatives: Grandfather Philip Epstein and twin brother Julius shared an Oscar with Howard Koch for writing the screenplay of Casablanca.
First baseball job: Summer intern with Orioles in 1992.
Misguided early career path: While in college, served as sports editor of the Yale Daily News.
Apprenticeship: Director of baseball operations department for Padres from 1997-2001.
History maker: At 28, named youngest general manager in major league baseball history in 2002 for Red Sox. Also youngest GM to win a championship, at 30, in 2004.
World Series rings: Two (2004 and 2007).
Gorilla in the midst: Once escaped an awaiting media throng at Fenway Park by driving away in a gorilla costume.