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Rubén Amaro, Jr.

Baseball Player
Male
Born Feb 12, 1965
Age 51
Hometown City of Philadelphia

Rubén Amaro, Jr. is the general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. He is also a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1991 to 1998. He is the son of former infielder Rubén Amaro, Sr.. He was named general manager of the Phillies on November 3, 2008, succeeding Pat Gillick.… Read More

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  • Storyline: Good News For The 2016 Phillies
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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Rubén Amaro, Jr..

CHILDHOOD

1965 Birth Born on February 12, 1965.

TEENAGE

1980 15 Years Old Born and raised in the Rhawnhurst neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, Amaro played Little League Baseball for Crispin Gardens. He later was a batboy for the Phillies from 1980 to 1983 when his father, Rubén Amaro, Sr., a former Gold Glove-winning shortstop with the club, was the first base coach. … Read More
1983 18 Years Old Amaro graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1983, where he played both baseball and soccer.

TWENTIES

He graduated from Stanford University in 1987.
1989 24 Years Old In 1989 he began the season by batting .360 for Quad Cities of the Midwest League, and then ended it by hitting .382 for Midland of the Texas League.
1990 25 Years Old In 1990 he batted .317 between AA and AAA.
He followed that by batting .326 in 1991 in AAA. … Read More
1992 27 Years Old In 1992 he was third in the NL, with 9 hit-by-pitch, despite having only 374 at bats.
1993 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On November 2, 1993, he was traded by the Phillies to the Cleveland Indians for Heathcliff Slocumb.

THIRTIES

1995 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Amaro made the Cleveland Indians World Series roster in 1995 over Dave Winfield.
On January 24, 1996, he was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays.
1998 33 Years Old Amaro joined the Phillies front office immediately after his playing career ended in 1998, hired by then Phillies general manager Ed Wade. … Read More

FORTIES

2008 43 Years Old On November 1, 2008, the day after the Philadelphia Phillies second Broad Street Parade, it was confirmed that Amaro would be the new general manager as well as senior vice president of the Philadelphia Phillies. … Read More
2012 47 Years Old Shortly after the firing of Charlie Manuel, he was asked if he had enough pieces to win in 2012 and 2013 and he responded "The last two years? … Read More
2014 49 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His performance with the Phillies was unlike his predecessor; in May 2014, Sporting News ranked Amaro the worst general manager in Major League Baseball, noting his propensity to sign aging veterans who fail to perform at a level commensurate to their contract. … Read More
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