Baseball America Executive Database

1997 Cleveland Indians

American League Central: 86-75 (1st)

Won American League Central

Won American League Pennant

Name Title Function
Richard Jacobs Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Owner
John Hart Executive Vice President, General Manager General Manager
Dan O'Dowd Director of Baseball Operations/Assistant General Manager Assistant GM
Paul DePodesta Assistant, Baseball Operations Baseball Operations
Bud Black Special Assistant, Baseball Operations Baseball Operations
Mark Shapiro Director, Minor League Operations Director of Player Development
Gordy Gutowsky Assistant, Minor League Operations Minor League Operations
Lee MacPhail IV Scouting Director Scouting Director
Josh Byrnes Assistant Director of Scouting Minor League Operations

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