Mike Chernoff (baseball)

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Mike Chernoff
Mike Chernoff (baseball) 2017-01-27.jpg
Bornc. 1981 (age 37–38)
Known forGeneral Manager of the Cleveland Indians
Spouse(s)Sarah Chernoff

Michael Chernoff (born ca. 1981) is an American baseball executive who serves as the general manager of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.


Chernoff was born and raised in Livingston, New Jersey.[1] His father, Mark Chernoff, is the Vice President of programming for CBS Radio in New York.[2]He attended the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.[3]

He enters his 16th season with the Cleveland Indians organization in 2019 and his fourth since being named as the 16th General Manager in team history on Oct. 6, 2015. He spent the previous five seasons as the club's Assistant General Manager after being promoted to the position in October 2010.

Chernoff was the Tribe's Director of Baseball Operations over four seasons from 2007-10 after spending the 2005-06 campaigns as the Assistant Director of Baseball Operations. His tenure with the organization started in June 2003 when he began an internship in Baseball Operations.

Mike played four years of varsity baseball as a middle infielder at Princeton University and served as captain of the team as a senior. He earned a degree in Economics with a certificate in finance from the Ivy League institution in June 2003.[4]

He and his wife, Sarah, have two sons and one daughter.[5][1]


  1. ^ a b "Chernoff steps up to the plate with the Indians". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  2. ^ "Mark Chernoff & Mike Chernoff A Family Baseball Tradition". foxsports.com. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
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  4. ^ Cleveland Indians Media Guide. 2019. p. 40.
  5. ^ Baccellieri, Emma. "It Sounds Like Cleveland GM Mike Chernoff's Adorable Six-Year-Old Leaked Francisco Lindor Extension Talks". Deadspin. Retrieved March 27, 2017.