Honored for completing his 25th season as a general manager in the league, Detroit Tigers' team president and general manager Dave Dombrowski was given the John Schuerholz Award on Thursday, MLB Public Relations reported.
The 56-year-old Dombrowski started his career with the Chicago White Sox in 1978, and quickly rose to become the youngest general manager in the baseball with the Montreal Expos 10 years later. After a successful tenure with the Florida Marlins that culminated with a World Series title in 1997, Dombrowski took over as team president for the Tigers shortly before the 2002 campaign.
Credited with turning all three of his organizations into title contenders in a relatively short time, Dombrowski is widely considered one of the best general managers in sports by both peers and fans alike. Since taking over full control of the Tigers, Dombrowski's teams have posted a winning record in six of his 11 years on the job with three playoff appearances:
Also at GM meetings, @tigers Dave Dombrowski won John Schuerholz Award for 25th year as GM. Cashman & Beane also honored for 15 years.— MLB Public Relations (@MLB_PR) November 8, 2012