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Rick Hahn (born 1971) is the Vice President/Assistant General Manager of the Chicago White Sox.

Hahn, who joined the club in November of 2000, is primiarily responsible for assisting Senior Vice President/General Manager, Ken Williams, with determining the club's roster composition, all player acquisitions, talent evaluations and contract negotiations. Hahn also assists in overseeing every element of the organization's baseball operations activities, including the scouting and player development departents.[1]

Since joining the organization, Hahn has negotiated over $500 million in player contracts, including multiyear agreements with current White Sox players Mark Buerhle, Paul Konerko and Matt Thornton. Over the years, Hahn has been given credit for his role in the club's waiver claim of closer Bobby Jenks Over the past 15 months, Williams has credited Hahn with playing an integral role in the White Sox acquisition of outfielder Carlos Quentin from Arizona, the signing of free agent infielder Alexei Ramirez, as well as in the evaluation and signing of 2008 first-round pick Gordon Beckham from the University of Georgia.[2]

In midsummer of 2008, writers with both [3]and ranked Hahn as one of the top general manager candidates in the game today.[4] However, in 2007, Hahn declined to interview for a GM opening with the Pittsburgh Pirates[5], withdrew from consideration for the St. Louis Cardinals opening later that same year[6], and in 2008, the White Sox denied Hahn permission to interview for the Seattle Mariners' open GM job.[7].

Also in 2008, Hahn's five-year old son, Jake, was instrumental in the White Sox receiving homefield advantage over the Minnesota Twins in a one-game playoff for the Central Division crown, by recommending his father call "heads" on the coin-flip to decide homefield.[8]

Prior to joining the White Sox, Hahn was an associate at Steinberg, Moorad & Dunn, a California based sports agency that represented over 150 professional athletes. [9] Jeff Moorad, one of the founding partners of that firm, became the CEO of San Diego Padres in March, 2009.[10]

Hahn is a native of Winnetka, Ill. and a graduate of New Trier High School, the University of Michigan, the Harvard Law School, and Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.[11]



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