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Mark Shapiro is an American-Canadian professional baseball executive, currently working as the president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He worked with the Cleveland Indians from 1991 to 2015, beginning in player development and ending as team president.
Mark Shapiro was born on April 3, 1967 (age 55 years) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. He is Jewish and was born to a Jewish family, the son of Baltimore attorney and sports agent, Ronald M. Shapiro, and the brother-in-law of former Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini.
He graduated from the Gilman School in 1985, after playing first base for the baseball team, and Princeton University in 1989 with a degree in history, after playing centre and offensive tackle for the Princeton Tigers football team.
Shapiro was played by actor Reed Diamond in the 2011 film Moneyball. He became a permanent resident of Canada in 2019.
Mark Shapiro joined the Cleveland Indians organization in 1991 when he was recommended by former Tribe GM Hank Peters. He had worked his way up from player development director to Assistant General Manager, and in 2001 became General Manager.
Shapiro was named Executive of the Year by the Sporting News in 2005 and 2007, following 90+ wins seasons by the Indians, including an American League Central Division Championship in 2007
At the end of the 2010 season, Mark Shapiro became the Cleveland Indians team president, with Chris Antonetti succeeding Shapiro as general manager.
On August 31, 2015, The Toronto Blue Jays announced that Shapiro would become their new president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the end of the 2015 season, succeeding Paul Beeston. Shapiro did not formally begin working in the new role until October 31, 2015, the same day that Beeston retired.
In a press conference on November 2, Shapiro named Tony LaCava the interim general manager, to replace Alex Anthopoulos. Subsequently, on December 3, 2015, Ross Atkins was named as the team’s sixth general manager, under him.
In January 2021, Mark Shapiro agreed to a five-year contract extension, Edward Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Communications and the Toronto Blue Jays announced the contract extension.
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Shapiro’s original five-year contract expired after the 2020 season. “Mark’s leadership and commitment to excellence over the last five years have been critical to the team’s growth and development,” Rogers said in a statement.
“We’re extremely pleased that Mark will continue to lead the Toronto Blue Jays and build on the team’s progress as we work towards our goal of bringing a World Series championship back to Canada.”
Shapiro joined the Blue Jays from Cleveland after the 2015 season and, along with general manager Ross Atkins, has overseen a complete transformation of a team that twice reached the ALCS in 2015 and ’16.
Under Shapiro’s watch, the Blue Jays have rebuilt the roster from the ground up with the emergence of Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, Vladamir Guerrero, Jr., and Nate Pearson, among others. The club has also, via trades and drafting, accumulated one of the top prospect pools in baseball.
Beyond the roster, Shapiro has overseen a complete reimagining of the coaching staff and a large renovation of the team’s spring training facility in Dunedin, Fla., with a focus on analytics and finding competitive advantages in player development. Moving forward, his focus will turn to the Rogers Centre and its viability as a long-term home for the Blue Jays in downtown Toronto.
“From a personal and professional standpoint, I am thrilled to continue being a Toronto Blue Jay,” Shapiro said in a statement. “I am fortunate to work with exceptional people and am proud of the progress we have made together, to build a culture, community, and clubhouse that our incredible fans can cheer on.”
Mark Shapiro is married to his longtime girlfriend Lissa Bockrath, they had their wedding in Canada. Mark and his wife Lissa Bockrath Shapiro have one son, Caden Shapiro, and one daughter, Sierra Shapiro. They lived in Bentleyville, Ohio while Shapiro worked for the Indians. As of 2021, Mark and his wife Lissa are separated.
Mark Shapiro net worth
How much is Mark Shapiro worth? Mark Shapiro net worth is estimated at around $50 million. His salary is around $10 million and his main source is from his career as a sports executive. Shapiro successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential baseball executives n Canada.