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Encyclopedia > Dan Duquette

Dan Duquette is a former general manager of the Boston Red Sox. He served in this position from 1994 to 2002. He was fired from his general manager post in 2002 when John Henry bought the team from the Yawkey Trust, headed by John Harrington. The general manager in the sense contemplated in this article is the executive of a professional sports team responsible primarily for acquiring the rights to player personnel, negotiation of their contracts and reassignment or dismissal of players no longer desired on the team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The name John Henry has several different meanings. ... The name John Harrington refers to several people: John Harrington, American Olympic hockey player who was involved in the 1980 Winter Olympics famed Miracle on Ice. John Harrington, CEO and head of the trust that owns the Boston Red Sox. ...


Duquette got his start in baseball as a scouting assistant with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1981. During his seven seasons in Milwaukee, the team drafted future major leaguers Dale Sveum, John Jaha, BJ Surhoff and Gary Sheffield. In 1988 he became the director of player development for the Montreal Expos. In his three years in that role, the Expos drafted Marquis Grissom, Charles Johnson and Rondell White. Duquette replaced Dave Dombrowski as Expos General Manager on September 19, 1991. After two seasons in Montreal, Duquette became the General Manager of his hometown Red Sox. Major league affiliations National League (1998-present) Central Division (1998-present) American League (1969-1997) Central Division (1994-1997) East Division (1972-1993) West Division (1969-1971) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None AL Pennants (1) 1982 Central Division titles (0) None AL East... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dale Sveum (pronounced Swaim) is the current third base coach of the Milwaukee Brewers. ... John Emil Jaha (born May 27, 1966 Portland, Oregon - ) was a utility player with a 10 year career from 1992 to 2001. ... Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968) is an American baseball player. ... The Washington Nationals is a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Washington, D.C.. It relocated to Washington from Montréal, Québec, Canada after the 2004 season. ... Marquis Deon Grissom Grip (born 17 April 1967) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Charles Johnson may refer to one of several individuals, including: Charles R. Johnson, contemporary African_American author Charles Johnson, 18th century Democratic_Republican politician from North Carolina Charles Elliott Johnson, contemporary Democratic politician from North Carolina Charles Johnson, Major League Baseball player Charles B. Johnson, chairman of Franklin Resources, Inc. ... Rondell White (born February 23, 1972) is an outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers. ... Dave Dombrowski is currently the President, CEO, and General Manager of the Detroit Tigers baseball organization. ...


Duquette's tenure in Boston was often marked by controversey. His administration was viewed as very in-house and non-media friendy. He continually disputed with former Red Sox manager Jimy Williams over the coaching staff and center fielder Carl Everett. However, he is also noted for several major aquisitions, including the trade for Pedro Martinez in 1997 and the free agent signing of Manny Ramirez in 2000. Boston is a town and small port c. ... Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ... James Francis Jimy Williams (born October 4, 1943 in Santa Maria, California) is a former manager in Major League Baseball. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... Carl Edward Everett (born June 3, 1971 in Tampa, Florida) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has been on various major league teams. ... Pedro Martinez warming up in right field of Fenway Park before a game, June 22, 2004. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Manuel Arístides Manny Ramírez (born May 30, 1972 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball left fielder who plays with the Boston Red Sox. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


After being fired in 2002, Duquette started a Sports Academy for children in Hinsdale, Massachusetts. The Academy is described by it's website as "a sports training center for boys and girls ages 8-18 who are interested in learning baseball, softball, basketball and life skills from distinguished high school, college and professional coaches." [1]


Duquette is a life-long Red Sox fan.



The Demise of Dan Duquette


Dan Duquette Sports Academy


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ESPN.com: MLB - Sabermetricians slowly being added to the inner circle (1803 words)
What's more, it looked like Dan Duquette would replace Dombrowski as the Expos' general manager.
Duquette had purchased the first two editions of Gimbel's book, and so Gimbel got in touch with Duquette, who did get the job and hired Gimbel as a statistical consultant.
After six seasons, however, Duquette and Gimbel parted ways, due at least a little bit to some unfortunate statements that Gimbel made within earshot of the voracious journalists who cover the Red Sox.
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