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Dave Littlefield, Senior Vice President & General Manager

Dave Littlefield was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 13, 2001, thus becoming the 11th G.M. in the history of the club.

During his tenure with the club, Littlefield and his staff have continued to develop talent in the minor league syetem while revamping the major league coaching staff and continuing to make strides to instiitute a winning attitude at both the major league and minor league levels. He has also overseen the expansion of the Pirates professional scouting and international scouting efforts. Dave currently serves on the Major League Baseball General Manager’s Arizona Fall League Committee.

In his first full season with the organization, the major league club showed a 10-game improvement from the 2001 campaign and Pittsburgh’s minor league clubs combined to win 399 games and produce the second-winningest farm system among all major league teams. For his efforts and the those of his staff, the Pirates were named the 2002 Organization-of-the-Year by Topps.

Before joining the Pirates, Littlefield served the Florida Marlins as Vice President and Assistant General Manager under Dave Dombrowski, a position he held since March 6, 2000. With the Marlins, he assisted the GM in all aspects of baseball operations and was in charge of the club's scouting efforts in the Far East. In addition, he supervised the construction of the Marlins new baseball academy in the Dominican Republic.

Dave was named the Marlins Assistant General Manager on November 6, 1998, after spending parts of three seasons as the Director of Player Development for the Montreal Expos. Littlefield joined the Expos scouting department in November of 1991 as a National Crosschecker and East Coast Supervisor. He also spent three years in the Detroit Tigers organization as an area scout and East Coast Scouting Supervisor.

Prior to his major league baseball career, Dave served as an Assistant Baseball Coach for three seasons at the University of Massachusetts, followed by three seasons in the same capacity at Clemson University. He earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing and a master's degree in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts. In addition, Dave earned a Varsity letter in 1981 while playing linebacker for the UMass football team. Littlefield received a the Hal Vanderzwaag Distinguished Alumni Award from the university in 2001.

A graduate of Portland (ME) High School, Littlefield was signed as a free agent catcher by the Philadelphia Phillies and spent three years playing in the Phillies and Yankees farm systems.


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