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Duquette takes reins in Baltimore

Baltimore OriolesDan Duquette, an executive with a winning track record as GM of the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox, is back, this time as the new executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles.

“I am pleased to welcome Dan Duquette to the Orioles organization,” said Orioles Majority Owner Peter Angelos. “With an emphasis on developing players from within as well as acquiring players through the international and trade markets, Dan built the Red Sox and Expos into formidable franchises during his tenures. His record of success, extensive baseball operations leadership and strong scouting background give Dan the experience and skills essential for this position.”

Duquette’s eight seasons as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Red Sox from 1994 through 2001 included three playoff teams (1995, 1998 and 1999), and his acquisitions helped lay the groundwork for the club’s first World Series championship in 86 years in 2004. Prior to joining the Red Sox, Duquette spent six seasons with the Montreal Expos, joining the club as Director of Player Development in October 1987 and being promoted to Assistant General Manager in 1990, followed by a two-year stint as Vice President and General Manager from 1992-1993. Despite one of the lowest payrolls in baseball, Montreal compiled a 255-183 record (.582 winning percentage) from 1992-94, the best record in baseball over the span.

Most recently Duquette founded and built the Dan Duquette Sports Academy, a Massachusetts-based baseball, softball and soccer camp and tournament facility for youth. In 2004, he purchased the Pittsfield Dukes of the New England Collegiate Baseball League and in 2007 Duquette was a founding member and director of player development of the Israel Baseball League.

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