Former Giants president and general manager Al Rosen died on Friday. He was 91.
Rosen worked for the Club from 1985 to 1992 as the president and general manager and his maneuvering brought San Francisco from last place in 1985 to the NL West title in 1987 and the NL pennant in 1989. Rosen is the only person in baseball history to have earned the honors of MVP as a player and Executive of the Year as a member of a front office. He was named Executive of the Year in 1987 as President and General Manager of the Giants.
“We were saddened to learn that former Giants president and general manager Al Rosen passed away. We express our deepest condolences to his wife, Rita, and to the rest of his family and will have them in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss him and always remember him as part of our very important Giants family,” said Larry Baer, Giants president and chief executive officer.
Longtime equipment manager Mike Murphy remembered Rosen as a "real nice guy who loved the Giants."
"I wish we could have won the World Series for him in 1989," Murphy said told CSNBayArea.com's Alex Pavlovic in Arizona on Saturday. "He was a good man. I'm going to miss him."
San Francisco Giants media services contributed to this report