Brian Sabean begins his 29th season with the San Francisco Giants. In 2019, he transitioned into a new role as Executive Vice President, working on strategic initiatives as a senior advisor and evaluator.
As head of the baseball division from 1997-2018, Sabean oversaw the most successful era in the club’s history, including three World Championships (2010, 2012, 2014), four National League pennants (2002, 2010, 2012, 2014), five NL West Division flags (1997, 2000, 2003, 2010 and 2012) and three Wild Card entries (2002, 2014, 2016). During this stretch, the Giants joined the Cardinals and Yankees as one of only three teams in the Major Leagues to have been to the World Series four-or-more times.
Under Sabean, the organization was named the Topps Organization of the Year in both 2009 and 2011 and the Baseball America Organization of the Year in 2010 for outstanding performance, depth and talent throughout the Major and Minor league teams.
In 2003, Sabean was named MLB Executive of the Year by both The Sporting News and Baseball America. Baseball America named him Executive of the Year again in 2012 following the Giants’ second World Series championship in three years. He also was awarded the 2010 Major League Baseball Executive of the Year by the Boston Chapter of the BBWAA. In 2018, Sabean received the John Schuerholz Longevity Achievement Award.
Prior to joining the Giants, Sabean played a vital role in developing the Yankees’ farm system into one of baseball’s finest. During his eight-year tenure with the Yankees, he held several positions, including Director of Scouting from 1986-90 and Vice President of Player Development/Scouting from 1990-92.
A graduate of Eckerd College, Sabean began his career in coaching at the collegiate level.
From 1983-84, he served as the head coach at University of Tampa, compiling a 61-36 record and making the school’s first-ever appearance in an NCAA regional tournament in 1984.
Sabean and his wife, Amanda, have two sons, Aidan and Declan. They are also the proud dad and stepmom to Colin, Sean, Brendan and Darren.