Rick Hahn

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Rick Hahn
Born (1971-03-20) March 20, 1971 (age 48)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Harvard Law School
Kellogg School of Management
OccupationGeneral Manager
OrganizationChicago White Sox

Rick Hahn (born March 20, 1971) is the vice president and general manager of the Chicago White Sox. Since his promotion before the 2013 season, his teams have a 419–553 record and no postseason appearances.

Hahn was raised in Winnetka, Illinois, and graduated from New Trier High School. He then went on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, his juris doctor from Harvard Law School and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.[1]

Hahn began his professional career as an agent at Steinberg, Moorad and Dunn in 2000. He worked there for two years before joining the White Sox in 2002.[2] His aspirations of becoming a baseball executive were spurred on early in life at age eleven when he wrote a letter to Dallas Green, the Cubs Vice President and General Manager at the time, suggesting possible lineup moves, and Green responded to him in the form of a letter.[3]

In July 2011, SportsIllustrated.com ranked Hahn as the #1 General Manager Candidate in Major League Baseball.[4] Similarly, in March 2010, Baseball America named Hahn the #1 General Manager prospect in Baseball.[5][6] And, during the 2008 season, BaseballProspectus.com had named Hahn one of the top-ten GM candidates in the game.[7]

Following the 2007 season, Hahn withdrew his name from consideration for the General Manager's job of the St. Louis Cardinals, who eventually named John Mozeliak to the position,[8] and he also declined the opportunity to interview for the Pittsburgh Pirates GM job prior to Neal Huntington being named to that post.[9] Additionally, the White Sox declined Hahn permission to interview for the Seattle Mariners GM job following the 2008 season.[10]

Hahn resides in Glencoe, Illinois, with his two sons, Jacob and Charles, wife Jean, and his dog Hank.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Chicago White Sox: Front Office". Chicago.whitesox.mlb.com. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  2. ^ "Source: Mets to interview Rick Hahn". espn.com. 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  3. ^ Garfien, Chuck (2017-02-16). "As an 11-year-old Cubs fan, Rick Hahn wrote GM Dallas Green suggesting some moves — and Green wrote back". nbcsports.com. Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  4. ^ "Ten front office assistants in line to become MLB general managers - Will Carroll - SI.com". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  5. ^ http://www.baseballamerica.com/online/majors/column/2010/269761.html
  6. ^ "Concern over Garcia growing | whitesox.com: News". Chicago.whitesox.mlb.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  7. ^ Carroll, Will (2008-06-18). "The Next Ten". Baseball Prospectus. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  8. ^ Goold, Derrick (2007-11-30). "Prospects: Rankings: Organization Top 10 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals: Top 10 Prospects". BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100323051032/http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/03/hahn-to-be-honored-as-top-assistant-gm.html. Archived from the original on March 23, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)