Gerry Hunsicker

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Gerald Hunsicker (born June 10, 1950, in Collegeville, Pennsylvania) is the Senior Advisor of Baseball Operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League baseball. Hunsicker has been an executive with the New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays and the general manager of the Houston Astros from November 1995 until the end of the 2004 campaign.[1]

Biography[edit]

Hunsicker received a master's degree in education from Florida International University in Miami, Florida, in 1976. From 1975-1978, he was an assistant coach of the FIU baseball team, before entering professional baseball. From 1988-1992, he held various positions with the New York Mets including director of minor league operations and assistant general manager.

During his tenure as general manager, the Astros won their division four times and placed second five times. The team reached the World Series in 2005.

In 2005, he was recognized by FIU as one of its outstanding alumni. He received his bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He spent seven years with the Tampa Bay Rays as senior vice president, baseball operations and left that post to join the Dodgers front office in October, 2012. Hunsicker advised Andrew Friedman with the Rays, and was reunited with Friedman when he was named the Dodgers' President, Baseball Operations in October 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Astros GM Hunsicker steps down; Cards dismiss hitting coach". USA Today. AP. 1 November 2004. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
Preceded by
Bob Watson
Houston Astros General Manager
19952004
Succeeded by
Tim Purpura