The SF Giants CEO, Larry Baer is one of the leading futurists in professional sports. The San Francisco native is a graduate of Harvard Business School and UC Berkeley.
Before joining Major League Baseball, he worked in the media industry for CBS Inc. and Westinghouse Broadcasting. His tenure at the SF Giants began in the early 1990s when he played a role in assembling an ownership group that was responsible for retaining the Giants in San Francisco.
Larry Baer became the Giants CEO back in 2012 and that year the League Baseball Team won the World Series Championship for the second time in three years. The winning streak continued in 2014 when the team landed its third World Series title.
As the Giants CEO, he oversaw the construction of the Oracle Park, cited by fans as the “best ballparks ever built”. The park opened in 2000 and garnered much praise until in 2008 it became titled the Sports Business Journal’s Sports Facility.
Besides Baseball, the Giants have a branch by the name of Giants Development Services, where he is also the chairman and CEO. The branch is responsible for constructing an urban neighborhood that will include residential and business units from Oracle Park, McCovey Cove, to Mission Rock. Once complete, the project will include around 1500 residential units, a million square feet of offices, and other amenities such as shops, restaurants, and parks.
The SF Giants CEO has served in countless Major League Baseball boards such as the Business and Media Board, the International Committee, and has chaired the Strategic Planning Committee. He has been awarded many titles and honors, such as the 2012 Alumnus of the year award from Harvard.Go to this page for more information.
In 2014, the University of Berkeley honored him with the award for Excellence and Achievement. The University of California, Berkeley’s Baseball Foundation also honored him with the Excellence in Leadership Award in 2019.