Andy MacPhail

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Andy MacPhail (born April 5, 1953) is a Major League Baseball executive and former General Manager. He will become The Philadelphia Phillies' Team President at the end of the 2015 season.[1]

Career[edit]

MacPhail won two World Series championships as general manager of the Minnesota Twins (1987, 1991). He was then the president/CEO of the National League Chicago Cubs from September 9, 1994 until October 1, 2006.

Hired on June 20, 2007, he was named the President of Baseball Operations of the Baltimore Orioles by owner Peter Angelos.[2] On October 7, 2011, the Baltimore Sun reported that he was leaving the Orioles. His contract with the Orioles expired on October 31, 2011.

Personal[edit]

He is the son of former American League president Lee MacPhail,[3] and the grandson of Larry MacPhail, the only father-and-son members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Andy's uncle, Bill MacPhail (Lee MacPhail's brother), was President of CBS Sports and later was President of CNN Sports, brought on by Reese Schonfeld to create the department upon the network's launch. Andy MacPhail graduated with a degree in American Studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity[4] and a somewhat decent player on an otherwise undistinguished Division III baseball team.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Santoliquito, Joseph. "Phillies Hire Andy MacPhail". CBS Local. CBS Local Media. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  2. ^ MacPhail joins Orioles front office
  3. ^ Goldstein, Richard (9 November 2012). "Lee MacPhail, Executive Who Led American League, Dies at 95". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Prominent Alumni". Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Major League Genes

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Preceded by
Howard Fox
Minnesota Twins General Manager
1985–1994
Succeeded by
Terry Ryan
Preceded by
Ed Lynch
Chicago Cubs General Manager
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Jim Hendry
Preceded by
Don Grenesko
Chicago Cubs President and CEO
1994–2006
Succeeded by
John McDonough (interim)
Preceded by
new position
Baltimore Orioles President of Baseball Operations
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Dan Duquette