Thomas C. Melzer is the only central banker who played for a No. 1-ranked college baseball team.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president, however, has become as devoted to eradicating inflation as he was in 1965 to conquering the curve ball as a third baseman on Stanford University's team.

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