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FRONT OFFICE HISTORY
Year Team Title Function
1976 Oakland Athletics Director of Minor League Operations Farm Director
1986 Pittsburgh Pirates Executive VP & GM/Baseball Operations
(Hired 11/7/1985)
General Manager
1987 Pittsburgh Pirates Executive VP & GM/Baseball Operations General Manager
1988 Pittsburgh Pirates Senior VP & GM/Baseball Operations
(Tenure ended 10/4/1988)
General Manager
1992 Chicago Cubs Assistant General Manager Assistant GM
1993 Chicago Cubs Assistant General Manager Assistant GM
1994 Chicago Cubs Assistant General Manager Assistant GM
1995 Baltimore Orioles Director of Player Development Director of Player Development
1996 Baltimore Orioles Director of Player Development Director of Player Development
1997 Baltimore Orioles Director of Player Development Director of Player Development
1998 Baltimore Orioles Director of Player Development Director of Player Development
1999 Baltimore Orioles Special Assistant to General Manager Special Assistant to the GM
2000 Baltimore Orioles Executive VP, Baseball Operations
(Promoted 12/22/1999)
General Manager
2001 Baltimore Orioles Executive VP, Baseball Operations General Manager
2002 Baltimore Orioles Executive VP, Baseball Operations
(Contract expired after season)
General Manager



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