''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.


Year Links to the article about that corresponding World Series
Player (X) Denotes winning player and number of times they had won the award at that point (if more than one)
^ Indicates multiple award winners in the same year
Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Award winners

Year Name Team League
1936 Branch Rickey (1) St. Louis CardinalsNational
1937 Ed Barrow (1) New York YankeesAmerican
1938 Warren Giles Cincinnati RedsNational
1939 Larry MacPhail Brooklyn DodgersNational
1940 Walter Briggs Sr. Detroit TigersAmerican
1941 Ed Barrow (2) New York YankeesAmerican
1942 Branch Rickey (2) St. Louis CardinalsNational
1943 Clark Griffith Washington SenatorsAmerican
1944 Bill DeWitt St. Louis BrownsAmerican
1945 Phil Wrigley Chicago CubsNational
1946 Tom Yawkey Boston Red SoxAmerican
1947 Branch Rickey (3) Brooklyn DodgersNational
1948 Bill Veeck (1) Cleveland IndiansAmerican
1949 Bob Carpenter Philadelphia PhilliesNational
1950 George Weiss (1) New York YankeesAmerican
1951 George Weiss (2) New York YankeesAmerican
1952 George Weiss (3) New York YankeesAmerican
1953 Lou Perini Milwaukee BravesNational
1954 Horace Stoneham New York GiantsNational
1955 Walter O'Malley Brooklyn DodgersNational
1956 Gabe Paul (1) Cincinnati RedlegsNational
1957 Frank Lane St. Louis CardinalsNational
1958 Joe L. Brown Pittsburgh PiratesNational
1959 Buzzie Bavasi Los Angeles DodgersNational
1960 George Weiss (4) New York YankeesAmerican
1961 Dan Topping New York YankeesAmerican
1962 Fred Haney Los Angeles AngelsAmerican
1963 Bing Devine (1) St. Louis CardinalsNational
1964 Bing Devine (2) St. Louis CardinalsNational
1965 Calvin Griffith Minnesota TwinsAmerican
1966 Lee MacPhail MLB Chief Assistant
1967 Dick O'Connell (1) Boston Red SoxAmerican
1968 Jim Campbell Detroit TigersAmerican
1969 Johnny Murphy New York MetsNational
1970 Harry Dalton (1) Baltimore OriolesAmerican
1971 Cedric Tallis Kansas City RoyalsAmerican
1972 Roland Hemond (1) Chicago White SoxAmerican
1973 Bob Howsam Cincinnati RedsNational
1974 Gabe Paul (2) New York YankeesAmerican
1975 Dick O'Connell (2) Boston Red SoxAmerican
1976 Joe Burke Kansas City RoyalsAmerican
1977 Bill Veeck (2) Chicago White SoxAmerican
1978 Spec Richardson San Francisco GiantsNational
1979 Hank Peters (1) Baltimore OriolesAmerican
1980 Tal Smith Houston AstrosNational
1981 John McHale Montreal ExposNational
1982 Harry Dalton (2) Milwaukee BrewersNational
1983 Hank Peters (2) Baltimore OriolesAmerican
1984 Dallas Green Chicago CubsNational
1985 John Schuerholz Kansas City RoyalsAmerican
1986 Frank Cashen New York MetsNational
1987 Al Rosen San Francisco GiantsNational
1988 Fred Claire Los Angeles DodgersNational
1989 Roland Hemond (2) Baltimore OriolesAmerican
1990 Bob Quinn Cincinnati RedsNational
1991 Andy MacPhail Minnesota TwinsAmerican
1992 Dan Duquette (1) Montreal ExposNational
1993 Lee Thomas Philadelphia PhilliesNational
1994 John Hart (1) Cleveland IndiansAmerican
1995 John Hart (2) Cleveland IndiansAmerican
1996 Doug Melvin Texas RangersAmerican
1997 Cam Bonifay Pittsburgh PiratesNational
1998 Gerry Hunsicker Houston AstrosNational
1999 Billy Beane (1) Oakland AthleticsAmerican
2000 Walt Jocketty (1) St. Louis CardinalsNational
2001 Pat Gillick Seattle MarinersAmerican
2002 Terry Ryan (1) Minnesota TwinsAmerican
2003 Brian Sabean San Francisco GiantsNational
2004 Walt Jocketty (2) St. Louis CardinalsNational
2005 Mark Shapiro (1) Cleveland IndiansAmerican
2006 Terry Ryan (2) Minnesota TwinsAmerican
2007 Mark Shapiro (2) Cleveland IndiansAmerican
2008 Andrew Friedman Tampa Bay RaysAmerican
2009 Dan O'Dowd Colorado RockiesNational
2010 Walt Jocketty (3) Cincinnati RedsNational
2011^ Dave Dombrowski (2) Detroit TigersAmerican
Doug Melvin Milwaukee BrewersNational
2012 Billy Beane (2) Oakland AthleticsAmerican
2013 Ben Cherington Boston Red SoxAmerican
2014 Dan Duquette (2) Baltimore OriolesAmerican
2015 Alex Anthopoulos Toronto Blue JaysAmerican
2016 Theo Epstein Chicago CubsNational
2017 Chris Antonetti Cleveland IndiansNational

See also


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