Mike Chernoff (baseball)

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Mike Chernoff
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Bornc. 1981 (age 38–39)
Known forGeneral Manager of the Cleveland Indians
Spouse(s)Sarah Chernoff

Michael Chernoff (born ca. 1981) is an American baseball executive who serves as the general manager of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.


Chernoff is Jewish and was born to an American Jewish family and raised in Livingston, New Jersey.[1][2][3] His father, Mark Chernoff, is the Vice President of programming for CBS Radio in New York.[4] He was bar mitzvah at the Reform Temple Emanu-El of West Essex in Livingston, New Jersey, and since moving to Cleveland he and his family have attended the Reform Temple Tifereth-Israel in Beachwood, Ohio.[3] He attended the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.[3]

He attended Princeton University, where he played shortstop for the Princeton Tigers baseball team. He took an internship to work in the Indians' front office and remained with the team.[1] He served as the director of baseball relations, and was promoted to assistant general manager in Cleveland in October 2010.[5][6] In 2014, he declined an opportunity to interview for the general manager position with the San Diego Padres.[7] After the 2015 season, the Indians promoted Chris Antonetti from general manager to president of baseball operations, and Chernoff to general manager.[5]

He and his wife, Sarah, have two sons.[8][1]


  1. ^ a b c "Chernoff steps up to the plate with the Indians". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  2. ^ Jewish Telegraph Agency: "Cubs vs. Indians: Which team is more Jewish?" by Ben Sales and Marcy Oster October 26, 2016
  3. ^ a b c Oster, Marcy. "Theo Epstein vs. Mike Chernoff: The Jewish minds behind the Cubs and the Indians - Jewish Telegraphic Agency". Jta.org. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Mark Chernoff & Mike Chernoff A Family Baseball Tradition". foxsports.com. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Cleveland Indians promote Chris Antonetti, Mike Chernoff to new roles". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Cleveland Indians hire Derek Falvey, David Stearns as directors of baseball operations". cleveland.com. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "Assistant GM Mike Chernoff staying with Tribe: Cleveland Indians chatter". cleveland.com. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  8. ^ Baccellieri, Emma. "It Sounds Like Cleveland GM Mike Chernoff's Adorable Six-Year-Old Leaked Francisco Lindor Extension Talks". Deadspin. Retrieved March 27, 2017.