One Boys’ Dream: Hitting a Homerun in the Bottom of the Ninth Inning

Carey Smoak


One boys’ dream of hitting a homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning has been realized in my career. My career started our as an epidemiologist in academia. My SAS® skills were pretty basic back then. My SAS skills advanced tremendously as I transitioned to working as a statistical SAS programmer in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. My career has been varied from strictly working as a statistical SAS programmer to managing statistical SAS programmer. My interest in statistics began with my interest in baseball. Little did I realize that my interest in statistics as a teenager would lead to a fulfilling career and, thus, fulfill my childhood dream.