Brian Cashman

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Brian Cashman
Brian Cashman on June 25, 2009.jpg
Cashman on June 25, 2009
Born (1967-07-03) July 3, 1967 (age 47)
Rockville Centre, New York
Nationality American
Alma mater The Catholic University of America
Occupation General Manager/Senior Vice President
Years active 1998–present
Organization New York Yankees
Home town Darien, Connecticut

Brian McGuire Cashman (born July 3, 1967) is an American Major League Baseball executive for the New York Yankees. He has been their General Manager and Senior Vice President since 1998.

Early life[edit]

Cashman was born in Rockville Centre, New York and raised in Washingtonville, New York. He was raised in an Irish Catholic family.[1][2] He moved with his family to Lexington, Kentucky, where his father John managed a farm that raised standardbreds for harness racing.[3] He attended Lexington Catholic High School before moving to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School in 1985.

He attended The Catholic University of America, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1989. He was a four-year starter at second base and the leadoff hitter for the Cardinals' baseball team. He set a school record for most hits in a season, which has since been broken.[3]

New York Yankees[edit]

Cashman started with the New York Yankees organization as an intern in 1986.[4] In February 1998, he was named Senior Vice-President and General Manager, succeeding Bob Watson.[5]

During Cashman's tenure as Assistant GM and VP/General Manager, the Yankees have won seven American League pennants and five World Series championships. Despite the team's success, in 2005 Cashman considered leaving the Yankees due to conflicts with owner George Steinbrenner and organizational disputes between team officials in New York City and Tampa.[6] The Washington Nationals were rumored to be interested in hiring Cashman, which would have brought him back to the city where he attended school. Instead, Cashman agreed to a new contract with the Yankees following the conclusion of the 2005 season which gave him more authority in personnel decisions and paid him an average of $1.3 million more over the following three years.[7]

On September 30, 2008, he signed a new 3-year contract to stay with the Yankees through the 2011 season.[8] Following that season, when the Yankees failed to make the playoffs, Cashman signed CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, and Mark Teixeira to long-term free agent contracts. These three players played a huge role in the Yankees season, culminating with a victory in the 2009 World Series.

The Yankees re-signed Cashman to a three-year deal in November 2011.[9]

During 2013, Cashman was involved with a tweet that Alex Rodriguez composed on Twitter. The tweet Rodriguez composed was regarding that he was cleared to play by his doctors after his hip surgery. Cashman was not pleased about the tweet claiming that the doctors did not give such authority to clear Rodriguez to play after seeking a second opinion with them.

On October 10, 2014, the Yankees signed Cashman to another three-year deal through the 2017 season.[10]

Honors[edit]

Cashman was selected as Major League Baseball Executive of the Year for 2009 by the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.[11]

Cashman was named to Crain's New York Business 40 under 40 list for 1999.[12]

Cashman was also involved in the developing of the video game MLB Front Office Manager.[13]

Personal life[edit]

He currently lives in Darien, Connecticut with his family.[14] Cashman's wife, Mary, filed for divorce in February 2012; they had been reportedly separated for a year. The day prior, prosecutors charged a woman with stalking Cashman in an attempt to extort money regarding an extramarital affair.[15] Cashman is a New Jersey Devils fan.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Didier Morais (August 6, 2010). "Cashman among Irish HOF's 2010 class". MLB.com. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Harvey Araton (March 20, 2011). "For Yankees, an Apprentice Has Become a Survivor". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Araton, Harvey (March 19, 2011). "For Yankees, an Apprentice Has Become a Survivor". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 12, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ Kepner, Tyler (September 25, 2008). "It's Cashman's Move; The Yankees Want Him Back". The New York Times. Retrieved January 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ Botte, Peter (February 3, 1998). "Cashman's On The Fast Track". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on June 1, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Ryan Mink (August 7, 2006). "Planning for future with prospects new". MLB.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kepner, Tyler (October 28, 2005). "Cashman to Retain Command of Yanks". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 29, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Yankees, GM Brian Cashman Agree To New Three-Year Contract". Sports Business Daily. October 1, 2008. Archived from the original on March 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ Waldstein, David (November 1, 2011). "Yankees' General Manager Cashman Signs for Three More Years". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 4, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/11676079/new-york-yankees-re-sign-brian-cashman-three-year-deal
  11. ^ Kevin Youkilis, Cashman win Boston writer awards WEEI
  12. ^ Crains, editorial staff (1999). "Rising Stars". Crain's. Retrieved November 5, 2006. [dead link]
  13. ^ Bryan Estrella (December 18, 2008). "MLB Front Office Manager Preview (PC)". Operation Sports. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2008. 
  14. ^ Costaregni, Susie. ""The Dish" column, headlined "Big names dine out in Greenwich, Stamford". The Advocate of Stamford. 
  15. ^ "Wife of New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman files for divorce - ESPN New York". ESPN.com. February 4, 2012. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  16. ^ http://abcnews.go.com/topics/sports/hockey/new-jersey-devils.htm

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob Watson
New York Yankees General Manager
1998–present
Succeeded by
incumbent