Mark Shapiro (sports executive)

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Mark Shapiro
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Born 1967
Cambridge, Mass.
Occupation MLB team executive

Mark Shapiro (/ˈmɑrk ʃəˈpr/; born in 1967 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is a Major League Baseball (MLB) executive currently serving as the President of the Cleveland Indians, after serving as the team's general manager for nearly a decade.


Baseball career[edit]

Shapiro has been in the Cleveland Indians organization since 1991, when he was recommended by former Tribe GM Hank Peters. He had worked his way up from player development director to assistant GM, and in 2001 became general manager.

Shapiro was named Executive of the Year by the Sporting News in 2005 and 2007, following 90+ wins seasons by the Indians, including an American League Central Division Championship in 2007.[1]

At the end of the 2010 season, he became the Cleveland Indians team president, with Chris Antonetti succeeding Shapiro as general manager.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Shapiro is the brother-in-law of former Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini and a very close friend of former Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli. He graduated from the Gilman School in 1985 and Princeton University in 1989 with a degree in history.[4] He is the son of a Baltimore attorney and sports agent, Ronald M. Shapiro. Shapiro is married to Lissa Bockrath-Shapiro.[5] They have one son, Caden Reid (born on August 28, 2002)[6] and one daughter, Sierra Aris (born on August 2, 2004).[7] Bockrath-Shapiro is an artist and she has her own art gallery, Bockrath Gallery. She is a 1995 graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art.[8] They live in Bentleyville, Ohio.[9]

Shapiro was played by actor Reed Diamond in the 2011 film Moneyball.


  • Two-time Sporting News Executive of the Year (2005, 2007)
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters from Baldwin Wallace University (2014).
  • 2007 American League Central Division Champion (as Indians Executive VP/GM)


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Hart
Cleveland Indians General Manager
November 1, 2001–October 3, 2010
Succeeded by
Chris Antonetti