“What makes a great organization, is 1,000 small sacrifices when nobody’s looking.”
Theo Epstein
Theo Epstein was raised in the Boston suburb of Brookline. While Theo was attending Yale, he interned with the Baltimore Orioles front office. Epstein then worked as the San Diego Padres Director of Player Development before becoming the Boston Red Sox General Manager. In 2002, at age 28, Epstein became the youngest General Manager in Major League Baseball history. Theo Epstein became the Chicago Cubs President of Baseball operations after the 2011 season.
Theo Epstein already has secured his spot in Baseball’s Hall of Fame. He was the architect of breaking two curses! The curse of the Bambino and the curse of the Billy Goat! He was the Red Sox GM when they won the World Championship in 2004 – their first since 1918.
Epstein and his staff were responsible for totally rebuilding the Chicago Cubs. This year the Cubs won their first World Championship since 1908. In addition to being highly intelligent, Theo Epstein delegates authority and is a very good listener. Epstein has succeeded with terrific trades, fine draft picks and impact free agent signings.
Theo Epstein knew he wanted to be a baseball executive when he was in his early teens. Not only does he have three World Championships rings, two with the Red Sox and one with the Cubs, but the Cubs are posed to be a very strong team for years to come!
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