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Cashman in 2009.

Brian Cashman (born July 3, 1967 in Rockville Centre, New York) is an American Major League Baseball executive for the New York Yankees.

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Biography

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Early life

Cashman grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. His father raised standard-bred horses for harness racing. He attended Lexington Catholic High School before moving to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School in 1985 and The Catholic University of America in 1989.

New York Yankees

Cashman started with the New York Yankees organization as an intern in 1986.[1] In February 1998, he was named Senior Vice-President and General Manager. His predecessor was Bob Watson.

During Cashman's tenure, the Yankees have won six American League pennants and four World Series championships. Despite the team's success, in 2005 Cashman considered leaving the Yankees due to conflicts with owner George Steinbrenner and organizational disputes between team officials in New York City and Tampa. [2 ] The Washington Nationals were rumored to be interested in hiring Cashman, which would have brought him back to the city where he attended school. Instead, Cashman agreed to a new contract with the Yankees following the conclusion of the 2005 season which gave him more authority in personnel decisions and paid him an average of $1.3 million more over the following three years.[3]

Three years later, Cashman's contract was again set to expire. During the 2008 season, Cashman told The New York Times, "Concerning my situation, I am completely focused on getting this team where it needs to be." [4] On September 30, 2008, he signed a new 3-year contract to stay with the Yankees through the 2011 season.[5]

Cashman was selected as Major League Baseball Executive of the Year for 2009 by the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America and is referred to by many as the best professional sports executive in America.[6]

Cashman was named to Crain's New York Business 40 under 40 list for 1999.[7]

Cashman was also involved in the developing the video game MLB Front Office Manager.[8]

Personal life

He currently lives in Darien, Connecticut with his family.[9]

References


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