Baseball America Executive Database

1986 Pittsburgh Pirates

National League East: 64-98 (6th)

Name Title Function
Pittsburgh Associates (Ownership Group) Owner
Malcom Prine President and CEO President
Syd Thrift Executive VP & GM/Baseball Operations
(Hired 11/7/1985)
General Manager
Elmer Gray Director of Scouting Scouting Director
Branch Rickey III Minor League Director Farm Director
Tom Kayser Assistant Minor League Director Minor League Operations
Jon Neiderer Assistant Director of Scouting Minor League Operations

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