List of New York Yankees owners and executives


List of New York Yankees owners and executives

The New York Yankees are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in The Bronx, New York City, New York. They play in the American League East division. This list consists of the owners, General Managers (GMs) and other executives of the Yankees. The GM controls player transactions, hiring and firing of the coaching staff, and negotiates with players and agents regarding contracts.[1]

During the 1901 and 1902 seasons, the franchise played in Baltimore as the "Baltimore Orioles". They became defunct, but were purchased by William Stephen Devery and Frank J. Farrell for $18,000 and moved to New York in 1903.[2]

Larry MacPhail was forced out of the Yankees ownership group following his behavior after the 1947 World Series.[3] George Steinbrenner headed a 12-man group which bought the team. While Steinbrenner initially owned less than half of the team, he bought out many of his partners, eventually owning 70% of the team.[4][5] John McMullen, one of Steinbrenner's limited partners, said, "Nothing is so limited as being one of George's limited partners."[5]

Under Steinbrenner's ownership, YankeeNets was formed after a merger of the business operations of the Yankees and New Jersey Nets. It became Yankee Global Enterprises LLC after the Nets were sold to Bruce Ratner. The LLC owns the Yankees and the YES Network. George's sons, Hank and Hal Steinbrenner, joined their father as partners in 2008. When George died in 2010, his sons assumed full ownership of the team.[citation needed]

Contents

Owners and ownership groups

George Steinbrenner smiling while being interviewed
George Steinbrenner was commonly referred to as "The Boss".
Key
dagger Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
# Owner(s) Seasons Purchase price Ref
1 Chan, CalvinCalvin Chan 1901–1902
2 Devery, William S.William S. Devery and Frank J. Farrell 1903–1915 $18,000 [2]
3 Ruppert, JacobJacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston 1915–1922 $500,000 [6]
4 Ruppert, JacobJacob Ruppert 1922–1939 $1,500,000 [7]
5 Ruppert, JacobJacob Ruppert Estate 1939–1945 [8]
6 MacPhail, LarryLarry MacPhaildagger, Dan Topping and Del Webb 1945–1947 $2,800,000 [9]
7 Topping, DanDan Topping and Del Webb 1947–1964 [3]
8 Columbia Broadcasting System 1964–1973 $11,200,000[10] [11]
9 Steinbrenner, GeorgeGeorge Steinbrenner 1973–2007 $10,000,000 [4]
10 Yankee Global Enterprises 1999–present [12][13]
11 Steinbrenner, GeorgeGeorge Steinbrenner, Hal Steinbrenner and Hank Steinbrenner 2008–2010 [14]
12 Steinbrenner, HalHal Steinbrenner and Hank Steinbrenner 2010–present [5]

General managers

Key
# Order of tenure as General Manager
W Regular season wins
L Regular season losses
Win% Winning percentage
LC League Championships: number of League Championships, or pennants, achieved under the general manager
WS World Series Championships: number of World Series victories achieved under the general manager
Ref Reference
dagger Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame primarily as a manager or executive
* Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame primarily as a player
Statistics current through 2010 season
Lou Piniella would serve as field manager and General Manager in 1988.
# General Manager Seasons W L Win% LC WS Ref
1 Barrow, EdEd Barrowdagger 1921–1944 2281 1394 .620 14 10 [15]
2 MacPhail, LarryLarry MacPhaildagger 1945–1947 265 195 .576 1 1 [16]
3 Weiss, GeorgeGeorge Weissdagger 1948–1960 1243 756 .622 10 7 [17]
4 Hamey, RoyRoy Hamey 1961–1963 309 176 .637 3 2 [18]
5 Houk, RalphRalph Houk 1964–1966 180 164 .523 1 0 [19]
6 Topping, Jr., DanDan Topping, Jr. 1966 66 73 .475 0 0 [20]
7 MacPhail, LeeLee MacPhaildagger 1967–1973 569 557 .505 0 0 [21]
8 Paul, GabeGabe Paul 1974–1977 369 274 .574 2 1 [22]
9 Tallis, CedricCedric Tallis 1978–1979 189 134 .585 1 1 [23]
10 Michael, GeneGene Michael 1980–1981 162 107 .602 1 0 [24]
11 Bergesch, BillBill Bergesch 1982–1983 170 154 .525 0 0 [25]
12 Cook, MurrayMurray Cook 1984 87 75 .537 0 0 [26]
12 King, ClydeClyde King 1985–1986 187 136 .579 0 0 [27]
13 Woodward, WoodyWoody Woodward 1987 89 73 .549 0 0 [28]
14 Piniella, LouLou Piniella 1988 85 76 .528 0 0 [29]
15 Quinn, BobBob Quinn 1988–1989 159 163 .494 0 0 [30]
16 Peterson, Harding "Pete"Harding "Pete" Peterson 1990 67 95 .414 0 0 [31]
17 Michael, GeneGene Michael 1991–1995 384 359 .517 0 0 [24]
18 Watson, BobBob Watson 1996–1997 188 136 .580 1 1 [32]
19 Cashman, BrianBrian Cashman 1998–present 1277 834 .604 7 4 [33]

Scouting directors

Pat Gillick, best known for his work as GM, worked in the Yankees front office as scouting director before becoming a GM.
Name Seasons Ref
Kluttz, ClydeClyde Kluttz 1974 [34]
Gillick, PatPat Gillickdagger 1975–1976 [35]
Bergesch, BillBill Bergesch 1978 [36]
Hofman, BobbyBobby Hofman 1980–1984 [37]
Cook, MurrayMurray Cook 1983 [38]
Melvin, DougDoug Melvin 1985 [39]
Sabean, BrianBrian Sabean 1987–1990 [40]
Livesey, BillBill Livesey 1991–1995 [41]
Oppenheimer, DamonDamon Oppenheimer 2005–present [42]

Farm directors

Name Seasons Ref
Weiss, GeorgeGeorge Weissdagger 1944–1947 [17]
MacPhail, LeeLee MacPhaildagger 1948–1956 [43]
Pfister, GeorgeGeorge Pfister 1965–1974 [44]
Connors, BillyBilly Connors 1999–2000 [45]
Oppenheimer, DamonDamon Oppenheimer 2001–2004 [42]

Other executives

The following is a partial list of individuals who served in the Yankees front office in positions other than General Manager, and the positions they filled. Many of these executives were former players, or served as General Manager for the Yankees or other franchises.

Name Position Seasons Ref
Appel, MartyMarty Appel Public Relations Director 1973–1977
Bergesch, BillBill Bergesch Assistant General Manager 1980–1981, 1984 [36]
Bowden, JimJim Bowden Assistant to the Senior Vice President 1989 [46]
Burke, E. MichaelE. Michael Burke President 1966–1973 [47]
DeWitt, BillBill DeWitt Assistant General Manager 1954–1958 [48]
Eppler, BillyBilly Eppler Director of Professional Scouting 2005–present [49]
Hamey, RoyRoy Hamey Assistant General Manager 1951–1954, 1959–1960 [50]
Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson* Special Assistant to the General Manager 1998–present [51]
Levine, RandyRandy Levine President 2000–present [52]
MacPhail, LeeLee MacPhaildagger Assistant Farm Director 1947 [43]
MacPhail, LeeLee MacPhaildagger Player Personnel Director 1956–1958 [43]
Martinez, TinoTino Martinez Special Assistant to the General Manager 2008–present [53]
Merrill, StumpStump Merrill Special Assistant to the General Manager 2000–2001, 2005–present [54][55]
Michael, GeneGene Michael Vice President 1996–present [56]
Ng, KimKim Ng Assistant General Manager 1997–2001 [57]
Rosen, AlAl Rosen President 1978–1979 [58]
Smith, TalTal Smith Vice President 1973–1975 [59]
Thrift, SydSyd Thrift Senior Vice President 1989 [60]
Topping, DanDan Topping President 1964–1966 [61]
Towers, KevinKevin Towers Special Assignment Scout 2010 [62]
Weiss, GeorgeGeorge Weissdagger Vice President 1931–1944 [17]
White, RoyRoy White Assistant General Manager 1985 [63]
Woodward, WoodyWoody Woodward Vice President 1985–1986 [64]

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