Baseball America Executive Database

1996 Detroit Tigers

American League East: 53-109 (5th)

Name Title Function
Mike Illitch Principal Owner, Chairman of the Board Owner
John McHale, Jr. President, Chief Executive Officer President
Randy Smith Vice President, Baseball Operations and General Manager
(Hired 10/30/1995)
General Manager
Steve Lubratich Assistant General Manager Assistant GM
Gary Vitto Senior Director, Assistant General Manager Assistant GM
Randy Johnson Special Assistant to the General Manager Special Assistant to the GM
Dave Miller Director of Minor League Operations Farm Director
Jeff Scott Director of Scouting Director of Player Development
John Lipon Director field operations Minor League Operations

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