Ben Cherington at his Introductory press conference as Boston Red Sox GM
Benjamin P. "Ben" Cherington (born July 14, 1974, Meriden, New Hampshire) is an American professional baseball executive. He is currently the general manager of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. On October 25, 2011, he succeeded Theo Epstein as general manager, having worked in the team's baseball operations office since 1999, before Epstein's arrival.
Early Life 
Cherington is a graduate of Amherst College where he was a member of the Gamma chapter of Psi Upsilon fraternity, and has a Masters in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was originally hired by Dan Duquette, then the Red Sox' general manager, in 1999 after spending the previous season as an advance scout for the Cleveland Indians.
Boston Red Sox 
Cherington served Boston as an area scout, baseball operations assistant, coordinator of international scouting, and assistant director (and then director) of player development from 1999–2005.
From December 12, 2005, through January 19, 2006, he served as co-general manager of the team with Jed Hoyer during Epstein's absence from the team, with club president/CEO Larry Lucchino and veteran former Major League GM Bill Lajoie also playing key roles during that period. After Epstein's return, Cherington became vice president, player personnel, through January 2009, then senior vice president and assistant GM from 2009 through his promotion to executive vice president and general manager on October 25, 2011.
Personal Life 
In April 2012, Cherington was married to marketing executive Tyler Tumminia in a ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall. That July, the couple welcomed the birth of their daughter, Adwen.
Cherington was previously married to ESPN personality Wendi Nix.
- ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 2 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
- ^ Associated Press (October 24, 2011). "Red Sox set to name Cherington GM on Tuesday". Boston Herald. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
- ^ a b c Press release, Boston Red Sox, Oct. 25, 2011
- ^ Snow, Chris (December 13, 2005). "Sox elevate two to share GM duties". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
External links 
Ben Cherington on rebuilding the Red Sox
(Boston Globe) Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington talks about how the Red Sox will go about rebuilding their team after the trade . (By Alan Miller, Glob...
Ben Cherington on Mike Napoli and the health of his Red Sox
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington addressed the health of Mike Dinapoli, the mike Reinold controversy regarding the former Re...
Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, Larry Lucchino react
The Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington and team president, Larry Lucchino, react to the firing of Bobby Valentine.
Ben Cherington Shares Game Plan for Red Sox' Approach in MLB Draft
The main wellspring for new baseball talent is fast approaching in the form of the MLB Draft, and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has been doing his h...
Dennis & Callahan talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington
Dennis and Callahan discuss David Ortiz, Dan Shaughnessy, and the Red Sox with General Manager Ben Cherington.
Christmas at Fenway - Ben Cherington discusses the disappointing 2011 season
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington joins the Mustard and Johnson show at the 10th annual Christmas at Fenway event. Cherington discusses the disappointing 2011 Red So...
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington on trade with Dodgers
Shane Victorino 'Does a Lot of Things Well,' Says Ben Cherington
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington talks about Shane Victorino and what he brings to the Red Sox. http://wp.me/p2AlCJ-tO6.
Red Sox Winter Free Agent Frenzy! Has Ben Cherington Improved The Team for 2013? #ThisWeekinRed
The Red Sox have signed six mid-level free agents so far this winter. Most of the players, including Shane Victorino, Stephen Drew, Koji Uehara and Jonny Gom...
Oct 25 2011 Ben Cherington Boston Red Sox MLB John Lackey.flv
BOSTON -- In his first press conference as Boston Red Sox general manager, Ben Cherington announced that starting pitcher John Lackey will undergo "Tommy Joh...
Over The Monster
Mon, 13 May 2013 08:08:22 -0700
As GM of the Boston Red Sox, Ben Cherington has now made three trades for relievers with the vaunted "proven closer" tag. Former Astros closer Mark Melancon was so dreadful in his first three weeks in Boston that he ended up getting sent down and spent ...
Thu, 09 May 2013 06:29:57 -0700
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington joined Dennis & Callahan on Thursday morning, after the Red Sox lost for the fifth time in six games with Wednesday night's 15-8 setback vs. the Twins. “We hit a little bit of a bump. And obviously last night was ...
Mon, 13 May 2013 10:08:52 -0700
YOU'RE BEN CHERINGTON and you pulled off the biggest heist in franchise history, dumping Cry Baby Beckett, DL Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez and their outrageous salaries on the Dodgers, who were not improving the team so much as obtaining stars ...
Thu, 09 May 2013 06:21:32 -0700
Ben Cherington joined the program to discuss the Sox start to the season. Ben told the guys that he has been happy with the performance thus far and that there is no basis by which to accuse David Ortiz of using PED's. +. Tags: Joel Hanrahan2:30; David ...
Boston Herald (blog)
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:35:24 -0700
"Yeah, I think he can (remain valuable to the Red Sox),” GM Ben Cherington said. “He's got to pitch better. I don't think this was an evaluation off a three-week sample. It goes back to last year. He just hasn't performed well enough for a significant ...
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:26:24 -0700
Boston Red Sox new outfielder Shane Victorino, left, walks into a news conference with general manager Ben Cherington, right, and team president Larry Lucchino, middle, at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The Red Sox introduced the ...
Thu, 09 May 2013 06:30:32 -0700
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning that the team would be promoting reliever Jose De La Torre, replacing Allen Webster on the 25-man roster. The Sox still have to clear a spot off the 40-man ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 06:55:58 -0700
Ben Cherington made moves last year to unload long-term salary obligations in addition to changing the dynamic in the clubhouse. Now, less than a year later, Cherington has a much tougher job in trying to find players that can help in 2013, but won't ...
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