Concord’s Brian Sabean Brings His Giants to Fenway
By Chris Ryan
New Hampshire has a very rich tradition of producing high profile baseball players from Red Rolfe to Carlton Fisk to Bob Tewksbury to Chris Carpenter, but most recently the state has been better known for the amount of Granite Staters who run baseball teams.
Meriden’s Ben Cherington, Plymouth’s Jed Hoyer and Amherst’s Neal Huntington are all highly regarded, but Concord’s Brian Sabean stands above them all.
Sabean, 60, is the most successful executive currently in baseball having won three World Series titles (2010, 2012 and 2014). Not only has he won them, but since he began as GM for the San Francisco Giants in 1997 we was also the chief architect for the franchise heading to the World Series in 2002, to revamping in the post Barry Bonds years with homegrown talent, in addition to making the necessary moves to produce titles in those championship seasons.
He deflects some of the credit for what has transpired in the Bay City, but in the interview above he lays out the blueprint for his success in San Francisco, and there’s a very good chance he’ll be the second Granite Stater (Fisk) in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.