17 Facts About Andy MacPhail


Andrew Bowen MacPhail was born on April 5,1953 and is an American baseball executive.


Andy MacPhail has previously served as general manager for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs, and as president for the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies.


Andy MacPhail began his career as a baseball executive with the Chicago Cubs' Rookie-level Minor League Baseball affiliate in 1976.


Andy MacPhail joined the front office of the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball as their assistant director of scouting in 1981, and then was promoted to assistant to the general manager in 1982.


Andy MacPhail was hired as the Minnesota Twins' vice president of player development in 1984, and then as the Twins' general manager in 1985.


The 1991 Twins rebounded from a last place finish after Andy MacPhail signed Jack Morris in the offseason.


Andy MacPhail won Sporting News Executive of the Year Award in 1991.


Andy MacPhail demoted Larry Himes, the Cubs' general manager, and hired Ed Lynch to fill the role.


Andy MacPhail served with the Cubs until the end of the 2006 season, when he stepped down and was succeeded by John McDonough.


Andy MacPhail acquired JJ Hardy after the 2010 season and Chris Davis and Tommy Hunter at the trade deadline in 2011.


Andy MacPhail hired Buck Showalter as manager during the 2010 season.


Andy MacPhail's contract expired at the end of the 2011 season, following the Orioles' 14th consecutive losing season, and he opted to leave the team.


Andy MacPhail succeeded Gillick as president at the end of the 2015 season.


Andy MacPhail is the youngest of four sons born to Lee Andy MacPhail, who served as president of the American League.


Andy MacPhail is the grandson of Larry MacPhail, who with Lee forms the only father-and-son members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Andy MacPhail graduated with a degree in American studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1977, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.


Andy MacPhail played college baseball as an outfielder for Dickinson at the Division III level.