Mike Chernoff (baseball)

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

Mike Chernoff
Mike Chernoff (baseball) 2017-01-27
Bornc. 1981 (age 37–38)
Known forGeneral Manager of the Cleveland Indians
Spouse(s)Sarah Chernoff


Chernoff was born and raised in Livingston, New Jersey.[1] His father, Mark Chernoff, is the Vice President of programming for CBS Radio in New York.[2]He attended the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.[3]

He enters his 16th season with the Cleveland Indians organization in 2019 and his fourth since being named as the 16th General Manager in team history on Oct. 6, 2015. He spent the previous five seasons as the club's Assistant General Manager after being promoted to the position in October 2010.

Chernoff was the Tribe's Director of Baseball Operations over four seasons from 2007-10 after spending the 2005-06 campaigns as the Assistant Director of Baseball Operations. His tenure with the organization started in June 2003 when he began an internship in Baseball Operations.

Mike played four years of varsity baseball as a middle infielder at Princeton University and served as captain of the team as a senior. He earned a degree in Economics with a certificate in finance from the Ivy League institution in June 2003.[4]

He and his wife, Sarah, have two sons and one daughter.[5][1]


  1. ^ a b "Chernoff steps up to the plate with the Indians". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Mark Chernoff & Mike Chernoff A Family Baseball Tradition". foxsports.com. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Cleveland Indians Media Guide. 2019. p. 40.
  5. ^ Baccellieri, Emma. "It Sounds Like Cleveland GM Mike Chernoff's Adorable Six-Year-Old Leaked Francisco Lindor Extension Talks". Deadspin. Retrieved March 27, 2017.
Legacy Awards (NLBM)

The Legacy Awards are presented annually by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) to the best players, managers, and executives in each league of Major League Baseball, for on- and off-the-field achievement. The awards—for performance and achievement—are named for legendary players of Negro Leagues Baseball. The awards were first presented for the 2000 Major League Baseball season.The first Legacy Awards—in 2000—were presented in November at the "Legacy 2000 Players’ Reunion and Awards Banquet", which was organized to honor the tenth anniversary of the opening of the museum and the eightieth anniversary of the establishment of the Negro National League. For the next nine years (2001–2009), each year's awards were presented at a banquet in January or February of the following year. In 2010, there was no banquet. Instead, the awards were presented at separate events at the museum and in various major-league ballparks through the spring of 2011. The twelfth annual awards (for 2011) were presented at an awards banquet on January 28, 2012.In January, 2013 Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick announced that the 2013 awards banquet would be the final one held. All further awards will be presented to the 2010 awards, at various MLB ballparks or if the award winner happens to be in Kansas City with his team to play against the Royals. The logistics of off-season travel were the primary reason cited by Kendrick for the permanent change. Indeed, of all those honored for their 2012 season only the Padres Everth Cabrera, traveling from his off-season home in Nicaragua, was able to make it to Kansas City for the January 12th banquet and presentation. Previously, the proceeds from the Legacy Awards annual banquet were used for the benefit of the museum.

Mike Chernoff

Mike Chernoff may refer to:

Mike Chernoff (baseball), American baseball general manager of the Cleveland Indians

Mike Chernoff (ice hockey) (1946–2011), ice hockey left winger

Key personnel
Postseason appearances (14)
Division championships (10)
American League pennants (6)
World Series championships (2)
Hall of Fame inductees


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