SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PLAYER PERSONNEL & SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE GENERAL MANAGER
A former American League Rookie Pitcher of the Year and 13-year Major League veteran, Dick Tidrow embarks on his 23rd year overall with the club. Tidrow has had an integral role in helping the organization win three World Series titles over the last six seasons.
Tidrow came to the organization prior to the 1994 campaign, serving as the club’s Major League scout for the American League. He was promoted to Special Assistant to the General Manager in 1996, and was elevated to Director of Player Personnel prior to the 1997 season. His current responsibilities include providing Major League player recommendations for trade and free agent signings, overseeing the Giants’ minor league system and assisting in supervising the First-Year Player Draft.
His judgment for talent, whether acquired or developed through the farm system, can be seen throughout the roster of the Major League club, as he had a major hand in the teams drafting and development of their homegrown talent. Of the players on the 2014 World Series 25-man roster, 13 were either selected by San Francisco in the June draft or signed their first professional contract with the Giants.
In addition to the Giants capturing seven post-season berths (including four World Series appearances and three Championships) during Tidrow’s tenure, San Francisco’s farm system owns the highest winning percentage in baseball over the past nine seasons with a .552 organizational mark, largely due to Tidrow’s tutelage of the club’s pitching prospects.
Prior to joining the Giants organization, Tidrow served as a special assignment scout with the New York Yankees from 1985 through 1993. The former right-handed pitcher, nicknamed “Dirt,” enjoyed parts of 13 years in the Majors from 1972-84. He was honored as The Sporting News A.L. Rookie Pitcher of the Year as a starter with the Cleveland Indians in 1972, while also capturing pennant and World Series rings as a reliever with the Yankees in 1976 and ’77, respectively. He later pitched for the Cubs, White Sox and Mets. His lifetime numbers show a 100-94 record with 55 saves and a 3.68 ERA.
The San Francisco native graduated from Mt. Eden High School in 1965 and Chabot Junior College in 1967, both located in Hayward. Dick and his wife, Mari Jo, have three children- Andy, Matt and Richelle-and make their home in Lee's Summit, MO.
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