13 Facts About Farhan Zaidi


Farhan Zaidi was born on November 11,1976 and is a Canadian-American baseball executive who is currently the President of Baseball Operations for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.

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Farhan Zaidi was the first Muslim and first Pakistani-American general manager in Major League Baseball.

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Farhan Zaidi was born on November 11,1976 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, to a family of Pakistani ancestry.

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Farhan Zaidi grew up in the Philippines after his family moved to Manila when he was four years old.

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Farhan Zaidi has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Doctor of Philosophy in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Farhan Zaidi briefly worked for the Boston Consulting Group and the Sporting News website between MIT and Berkeley.

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Farhan Zaidi saw a job posting for a baseball operations position with the Oakland Athletics and sent out his resume, beating out 1,000 other applicants for the job.

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Farhan Zaidi was a data analysis sabermetrics assistant when he started.

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On November 6,2014, Farhan Zaidi was named by the Los Angeles Dodgers as their new general manager.

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On November 6,2018, Farhan Zaidi accepted an offer to join the San Francisco Giants to become President of Baseball Operations.

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When Scott Harris left the Giants in 2022 to become the president of baseball operations for the Detroit Tigers, Farhan Zaidi hired Pete Putila to be the Giants new general manager.

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Farhan Zaidi's family returned to Canada every other summer to visit family and friends; as a result, Zaidi became a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and many of its star players, such as Jesse Barfield, Tony Fernandez and George Bell.

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Farhan Zaidi was in Grade 11 when he watched Joe Carter hit his game-winning walk-off home run in 1993 to win back-to-back World Series championships for the Jays.

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