Breen: Meet Christopher Kamka, Chicago’s ultimate sports stats guru

From Justin Breen at DNAinfo on April 18, 2016, on SABR member Christopher Kamka:

Christopher Kamka spends every day digging for statistical gold.

The stats coordinator at Comcast SportsNet Chicago uses his lifetime of sports knowledge with a passion for finding historical and other hidden nuggets on Chicago’s teams.

“I’ve consumed so much sports stuff over the years, and I know what I’ve seen,” said Kamka, 36, an Illinois Center for Broadcasting graduate. “What I want to provide is something no one else has seen.”

As a child, Kamka carried a binder filled with sports cards everywhere. He had the cards organized by sport, and the sport organized by other facets: Like NHL by players’ countries, NBA by players’ heights.

He started as an intern at Comcast Sports Net in 2009 hoping to become a broadcaster, but realized he brought much more to the table as a provider of stats.

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Originally published: April 18, 2016. Last Updated: April 18, 2016.