Andy MacPhail

Andrew Bowen MacPhail (born April 5, 1953) is an American baseball executive and currently the President of Baseball Operations for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously served as general manager for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs, and as president for the Baltimore Orioles.

MacPhail is the son of Lee MacPhail and the grandson of Larry MacPhail, both of whom were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame for their careers as executives in MLB.

Andy MacPhail
BornApril 5, 1953 (age 66)
Alma materDickinson College
OccupationPresident of Baseball Operations
OrganizationPhiladelphia Phillies


MacPhail began his career as a baseball executive with the Chicago Cubs' Rookie-level Minor League Baseball affiliate in 1976. After a year in the role, he became an assistant in the Cubs' parks operations department, and was promoted to assistant director of player development. He joined the front office of the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball as their assistant director of scouting in 1981, and then was promoted to assistant to the general manager in 1982. He was hired as the Minnesota Twins' vice president of player development in 1984,[1] and then as the Twins' general manager in 1985. As the Twins' general manager, he hired Tom Kelly to serve as the team's field manager, and traded for Jeff Reardon, Dan Gladden, Joe Niekro, and Dan Schatzeder.[2] Under MacPhail, the Twins won the 1987 World Series and 1991 World Series championships. The 1991 Twins rebounded from a last place finish after MacPhail signed Jack Morris in the offseason.[1] MacPhail won Sporting News' Executive of the Year Award in 1991.[3]

At the end of the 1994 season, the Cubs hired MacPhail as their president and chief executive officer.[4] MacPhail demoted Larry Himes, the Cubs' general manager,[1] and hired Ed Lynch to fill the role.[5] The Cubs reached the playoffs when they won the National League wild card spot in 1998. They won the National League Central division in 2003.[6] MacPhail served with the Cubs until the end of the 2006 season, when he stepped down and was succeeded by John McDonough.[7]

Peter Angelos, the owner of the Baltimore Orioles, hired MacPhail as the team's President of Baseball Operations on June 20, 2007.[3] Before the 2008 season, MacPhail traded Érik Bédard for a package that included Adam Jones and Chris Tillman. He acquired J. J. Hardy after the 2010 season and Chris Davis and Tommy Hunter at the trade deadline in 2011. He also hired Buck Showalter as manager during the 2010 season.[6] MacPhail's contract expired at the end of the 2011 season, following the Orioles' 14th consecutive losing season, and he opted to leave the team.[8] Many of the players acquired by MacPhail, as well as Showalter, helped the Orioles reach the postseason after MacPhail's departure.[6]

On June 29, 2015, the Philadelphia Phillies hired MacPhail as a special assistant to Pat Gillick, the team's president. MacPhail succeeded Gillick as president at the end of the 2015 season.[9]


MacPhail is the youngest of four sons born to Lee MacPhail, who served as president of the American League.[10][11] He is the grandson of Larry MacPhail, who with Lee forms 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.[10]

MacPhail graduated with a degree in American Studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1977,[2] where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.[12] He played college baseball as an outfielder for Dickinson at the Division III level.[10][13]


  1. ^ a b c "Team President Andy Macphail Steps Into The Lineup With A Reputation As Baseball's Best Young Executive". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
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  6. ^ a b c Chicago Tribune (October 11, 2014). "Orioles' success part of Andy MacPhail legacy". Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  7. ^ Chicago Tribune (June 16, 2015). "John McDonough's success started on the North Side". Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "Andy MacPhail opts not to return to Orioles". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  9. ^ Santoliquito, Joseph. "Phillies Hire Andy MacPhail". CBS Local. CBS Local Media. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
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  11. ^ Goldstein, Richard (November 9, 2012). "Lee MacPhail, Executive Who Led American League, Dies at 95". The New York Times. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  12. ^ "Prominent Alumni". Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  13. ^ Major League Genes Archived June 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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

The 1994 Minnesota Twins played in an abbreviated, strike-shortened season. The strike overshadowed the season's accomplishments. These included Scott Erickson's no-hitter on April 27, Chuck Knoblauch's 85-game errorless streak and league-leading 45 doubles, Kirby Puckett's 2,000th hit, and Kent Hrbek's retirement. In 113 games, Manager Tom Kelly's team finished with a record of 53-60, for fourth place in the newly created American League Central Division.

2000 Chicago Cubs season

The 2000 Chicago Cubs season was the 129th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 125th in the National League and the 85th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished sixth and last in the National League Central with a record of 65–97.

During this season, the Cubs played in the first game held outside North America on Opening Day. The Cubs played the New York Mets in front of over 55,000 at the Tokyodome in Japan. The Cubs won the game by a score of 5-3.

2001 Chicago Cubs season

The 2001 Chicago Cubs season was the 130th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 126th in the National League and the 86th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished third in the National League Central with a record of 88–74.

2008 Baltimore Orioles season

The Baltimore Orioles entered the 2008 season led by Dave Trembley, now starting his first full season as manager. President of Baseball Operations Andy MacPhail continued the rebuilding process. Superstars Miguel Tejada and Érik Bédard were traded for younger talent and there were talks of Brian Roberts, but he was not traded.

The Baltimore Orioles posted a record of 68–93 and finished in last place in the AL East for the first time since the 1988 season.

Closer Chris Ray missed the entire season after Tommy John surgery, and so did his replacement Danys Báez. Left-hander George Sherrill, acquired from the Mariners, was named the team's closer for the 2008 season and became the lone representative for the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, while Jeremy Guthrie was the Opening Day starter after an impressive rookie season and several solid spring training outings.

Bill MacPhail

William "Bill" Curtis MacPhail (March 25, 1920 – September 4, 1996) was a television sports executive.

Bluefield Blue Jays

The Bluefield Blue Jays are a minor league baseball team of the Rookie Appalachian League representing the twin cities of Bluefield, West Virginia, and Bluefield, Virginia, affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays. The team plays their home games at Bowen Field at Peters Park, a historic stadium (opened in 1939) in Bluefield's city park. The park, which straddles the West Virginia–Virginia state line, is operated by the West Virginia city; however, Bowen Field lies entirely within Virginia.

Dan Duquette

Dan Duquette (born May 26, 1958) is the former General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles. He was also previously the General Manager of the Montreal Expos (1991–1994) and the Boston Red Sox (1994–2002). He is also the founder of the Dan Duquette Sports Academy. He has twice been named the Major League Baseball Executive of the Year by Sporting News (1992 with the Expos and 2014 with the Orioles).

Jim Hendry

Jim Hendry (born July 27, 1955, Dunedin, Florida) is currently a special assistant for New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman, and is a former Vice President/General Manager of the Chicago Cubs. Hendry was promoted to GM on July 5, 2002 by former Cubs President/CEO Andy MacPhail. He worked for the Cubs from 1995 to 2011. Prior to his promotion to GM, he was named Assistant GM/Player Personnel Director on October 12, 2001, and previously the Director of Player Development, in charge of both Scouting and Minor League Operations.

John S. Middleton

John S. Middleton is an American business leader and philanthropist. He is the managing partner and principal owner of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball, holding a 48% ownership stake in the team. His philanthropy has focused on ending homelessness.

List of Chicago Cubs owners and executives

This is a list of owners and executives of the Chicago Cubs.

List of Philadelphia Phillies owners and executives

The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies compete in MLB as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. In the franchise's history, the owners and ownership syndicates of the team have employed 11 general managers (GMs) and appointed 15 team presidents. The GM controls player transactions, hiring and firing of the coaching staff, and negotiates with players and agents regarding contracts. The team president is the representative for the owner or the ownership group within the front office and is responsible for overseeing the team's staff, minor league farm system, and scouting.The longest-tenured general manager is Paul Owens, with 11 years of service to the team in that role, from 1972 to 1983. Owens also served as the team manager in 1972, and from 1983 to 1984. After this time, he served as a team executive until 2003, and was inducted into the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame in recognition of his services. The longest-tenured owner is Bob Carpenter, Jr., who was the team's primary shareholder from 1943 to 1972. He appointed the team's first general manager, Herb Pennock, during his tenure. In combination with his son, Ruly, the Carpenter family owned the Phillies for nearly 50 years (until 1981) until it was sold to Bill Giles, son of former league president Warren Giles. After Giles sold his part-ownership share, the Phillies are currently owned by John S. Middleton, Jim & Pete Buck, and former team President David Montgomery. The Phillies are currently overseen by team president Andy MacPhail and GM Matt Klentak.


MacPhail may refer to:

In education:

MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USPeople with the surname MacPhail:

Agnes Macphail (1890–1954), Canadian feminist and first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons

Andrew Macphail (1864–1938), Canadian physician, author, professor of medicine and soldier.

Andy MacPhail (born 1953), president of baseball operations for the Baltimore Orioles and son of the former American League president Lee MacPhail and grandson of Larry MacPhail.

Angus MacPhail (1903–1962), English screenwriter known for his work with Alfred Hitchcock; credited with the creation of the term "MacGuffin"

John MacPhail (born 1955), former Scottish footballer

Joy MacPhail, former Canadian New Democratic Party of British Columbia politician

Larry MacPhail (1890–1975), American executive and innovator in Major League Baseball

Lee MacPhail (born 1917), former administrator in Major League Baseball

Mark MacPhail (died 1989), police officer and murder victim

Robert Lloyd George MacPhail (1920–1995), Canadian politician and the 36th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island; Member of the Order of Canada

Catherine Macphail (born 1964), Scottish-born author

Dan Macphail, fictitious engineer of the Vital Spark.

Matt Klentak

Matthew Klentak (born August 14, 1980) is an American baseball front office executive who serves as the general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously served as the assistant general manager of MLB's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Mike Flanagan (baseball)

Michael Kendall Flanagan (December 16, 1951 – August 24, 2011) was an American left-handed pitcher, front office executive, and color commentator. With the exception of four years with the Toronto Blue Jays (1987–90), he was with the Baltimore Orioles for his entire career in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Flanagan was a starting pitcher for the Orioles from 1975 through 1987. He was named to the American League (AL) All-Star Team once in 1978. The following year, the first of two times he would play on an AL pennant winner, his 23 victories led the circuit and earned him the league's Cy Young Award. He was a member of the Orioles' World Series Championship team in 1983. He returned to Baltimore to close out his playing career as a reliever in 1991 and 1992. During this second tour, he contributed to the most recent no-hitter thrown by the club. He was also the last Orioles pitcher to appear in a major-league contest at Memorial Stadium.

In an 18-season career, Flanagan posted a 167–143 record with 1,491 strikeouts and a 3.90 ERA in 2,770 innings pitched.

He served in three different positions with the Orioles after his retirement as an active player. He was the pitching coach in 1995 and 1998 and the executive vice president of baseball operations from 2006 through 2008. At the time of his death, he was one of the team's broadcasters, a role he had previously held three times (1994, 1996–97, and 1999–2002).

Pat Gillick

Lawrence Patrick David Gillick (born August 22, 1937) is an American professional baseball executive. He previously served as the general manager of four MLB teams: the Toronto Blue Jays (1978–94), Baltimore Orioles (1996–98), Seattle Mariners (2000–03), and Philadelphia Phillies (2006–08). He guided the Blue Jays to World Series championships in 1992 and 1993, and later with the Phillies in 2008.

He won a national championship in college while pitching for the University of Southern California (USC).

Gillick was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 24, 2011, the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2013, and the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2018.

Sporting News Executive of the Year Award

The Sporting News Executive of the Year Award was established in 1936 by Sporting News and is given annually to one executive — including general managers — in Major League Baseball.

Listed below in chronological order are the baseball executives chosen as recipients of the TSN Executive of the Year Award.

Terry Ryan (baseball)

Terry W. Ryan (born October 26, 1953 in Janesville, Wisconsin) is an American professional baseball executive and former general manager for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball. Ryan was known for using a low payroll and building up the minor league system to put up contending teams. He resigned as general manager of the Twins on October 1, 2007 but returned to his former post on November 7, 2011 until being relieved of his duties on July 18, 2016. Ryan was hired as a special assignment scout by the Philadelphia Phillies on November 30, 2016.

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