Mark Shapiro (/ʃəˈpaɪroʊ/; born April 3, 1967) is a Canadian-American professional baseball executive, currently working as the president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously worked with the Cleveland Indians from 1991 to 2015, beginning in player development and ending as team president.
|Born||April 3, 1967|
|Alma mater||Princeton University (1989)|
|Occupation||Toronto Blue Jays team president and CEO|
Shapiro was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 3, 1967, is Jewish, and was born to a Jewish family, the son of Baltimore attorney and sports agent, Ronald M. Shapiro, and the brother-in-law of former Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini. He graduated from the Gilman School in 1985, after playing first base for the baseball team, and Princeton University in 1989 with a degree in history, after playing center and offensive tackle for the Princeton Tigers football team.
Shapiro became a Canadian citizen in 2019.
Shapiro worked in the Cleveland Indians organization since 1991, when he was recommended by former Tribe GM Hank Peters. He had worked his way up from player development director to Assistant General Manager, and in 2001 became General Manager.
Shapiro was named Executive of the Year by the Sporting News in 2005 and 2007, following 90+ wins seasons by the Indians, including an American League Central Division Championship in 2007. At the end of the 2010 season, he became the Cleveland Indians team president, with Chris Antonetti succeeding Shapiro as General Manager.
On August 31, 2015, The Toronto Blue Jays announced that Shapiro would become their new president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the end of the 2015 season, succeeding Paul Beeston. Shapiro did not formally begin working in the new role until October 31, 2015, the same day that Beeston retired. In a press conference on November 2, Shapiro named Tony LaCava the interim general manager, to replace Alex Anthopoulos. Subsequently, on December 3, 2015, Ross Atkins was named as the team's sixth general manager, under him.
| Cleveland Indians General Manager
November 1, 2001 – October 3, 2010
| Toronto Blue Jays President and CEO
Mark is a common male given name and is derived from old Latin "Mart-kos", which means "consecrated to the god Mars", and also may mean "God of war" or "to be warlike". Marcus was one of the three most common Roman given names.Mark Shapiro
Mark Shapiro may refer to:
Mark Shapiro (media executive), American media executive
Mark Shapiro (sports executive) (born 1967), American baseball executive
Mark H. Shapiro (born 1940), emeritus professor of physics at California State University, Fullerton
|World Series championships (2)|
|American League pennants (2)|
|Division titles (6)|
|Wild Card berths (1)|
|Minor league affiliates|
Major League Baseball presidents