Billy Beane, Honorary Chair
Vice President, General Manager
OMCA NEXT welcomes Billy Beane as Honorary Chair. Billy and the Oakland A's share with OMCA a commitment to Oakland and Bay Area youth, particularly in the areas of education and access for underserved youth.
Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Billy Beane has molded the Athletics into one of baseball’s most respected teams since assuming the general manager’s duties shortly following the 1997 season. As architect of a team that has won back-to-back American League West crowns the past two seasons, Beane has been recognized with several industry awards recently. In 2012, he was named Baseball America’s Major League Executive of the Year. That award comes on the heels of Beane being selected The Sporting News Executive of the Year for a second time in his career in 2012.
He also earned MLB.com’s Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Award as the 2012 MLB Executive of the Year and the 2012 Legacy Awards’ Rube Foster Award as AL Executive of the Year (presented by the Negro League Baseball Museum).
Under his watch, the A’s have compiled a 1396-1194 (.539) record over the last 16 seasons, which is the third-best record in the American League and fifth best in all of baseball during that time frame. The A’s have six American League West titles (2000; 2002-03; 2006; 2012-13) and secured one AL Wild Card spot (2001) during that span. His teams have posted 90 or more wins in eight of the last 14 years. The A’s seven postseason appearances since the 2000 season are tied for fourth most among all Major League teams, trailing only New York-AL (12), St. Louis (10) and Atlanta (9).