Mike Girsch

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Mike Girsch
EducationUniversity of Notre Dame
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
EmployerSt. Louis Cardinals
TitleGeneral manager
PredecessorJohn Mozeliak

Michael Girsch is an American baseball executive. He is the general manager for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball.


Girsh graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor of science in mathematics in 1998[1] and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a Master of Business Administration in 2003.[2][3] He worked in valuations for Boston Consulting Group in Chicago.[2]

In 2005, wanting to pursue a career in Major League Baseball (MLB), Girsch wrote an academic paper on the valuation of MLB draft picks and sent it to teams. John Mozeliak, the general manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, responded and hired him in 2006 as the coordinator for amateur scouting.[1] He was promoted to director of baseball development in 2008 and to assistant general manager in 2011.[4] In 2017, the Cardinals promoted Mozeliak to the newly created position of President of Baseball Operations and promoted Girsch to general manager.[5][6] As General Manager, he was responsible in signing Paul DeJong, Paul Goldschmidt, and Matt Carpenter to contract extensions.[7][8] [9]

Personal life[edit]

Girsch is from the Hinsdale, Illinois and graduated from Benet Academy. He and his wife, Kelly, live in Webster Groves, Missouri, and have four children.[10]


  1. ^ a b Roseberry, Bill (August 7, 2015). "Girsch's story is one of perseverance". AdVantage News. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The Moneyball Approach Takes The Football Field". Forbes. May 3, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  3. ^ jim S. (November 21, 2013). "Q&A: Michael Girsch, St. Louis Cardinals Assistant General Manager | FanGraphs Baseball". Fangraphs.com. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  4. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (January 20, 2016). "Cardinals promote John Mozeliak, Mike Girsch | MLB.com". M.cardinals.mlb.com. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Goold, Derrick. "Cardinals promote Mozeliak, name Girsch general manager | Derrick Goold: Bird Land". stltoday.com. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals promote John Mozeliak to president, Michael Girsch to GM". Espn.com. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  7. ^ Sheinin, Dave. "As chasm grows between MLB teams and players, Cardinals and Paul DeJong may have found a bridge". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  8. ^ Acquavella, Katherine; Perry, Dayn (March 23, 2019). "Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt agree to five-year, $130 million extension". CBSSports.com. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Langosch, Jenifer (April 10, 2019). "Matt Carpenter, Cards reach 2-year extension". MLB.com. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  10. ^ http://www.ktlo.com/2017/06/30/cardinals-promote-front-office-personnel/