Baseball America Executive Database

1987 Pittsburgh Pirates

National League East: 80-82 (4th)

Name Title Function
Pittsburgh Associates (Ownership Group) Owner
Malcom Prine President and CEO
(Until 10/23/1987)
Syd Thrift Executive VP & GM/Baseball Operations General Manager
Elmer Gray Director of Scouting Scouting Director
Branch Rickey III Director of Minor League Clubs Farm Director
Jim Bowden Assistant Director of Minor Leagues and Scouting Minor League Operations

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