Cashman on June 25, 2009
July 3, 1967 |
Rockville Centre, New York
|Alma mater||The Catholic University of America|
|Occupation||General Manager/Senior Vice President|
|Organization||New York Yankees|
|Home town||Darien, Connecticut|
Cashman was born in Rockville Centre, New York and raised in Washingtonville, New York. He was raised in an Irish Catholic family. Cashman described moving out of Washingtonville before starting high school as "the best thing to happen to [him], to get out of there." He moved with his family to Lexington, Kentucky, where his father John managed a farm that raised standardbreds for harness racing. He attended Lexington Catholic High School before moving to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School in 1985. Cashman played baseball and junior varsity basketball at both schools, and added football in his senior year.
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.
New York Yankees
During Cashman's tenure as Assistant GM and VP/General Manager, the Yankees have won seven American League pennants and four 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. 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.
On September 30, 2008, he signed a new 3-year contract to stay with the Yankees through the 2011 season. 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.
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.
Cashman was selected As Major League Baseball Executive of the Year for 2009 by the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Cashman was named to Crain's New York Business 40 under 40 list for 1999.
He currently lives in Darien, Connecticut with his family. 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. Cashman is a Kentucky Wildcats and New Jersey Devils fan.
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