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Walt Jocketty
Walt Jocketty.jpg
Jocketty before Opening Day 2006 at Busch Stadium
Born (1951-02-19) February 19, 1951 (age 63)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Education University of Minnesota
Known for General Manager of St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds
Spouse(s) Sue

Walt Jocketty (born February 19, 1951)[1] is the General Manager and President of Baseball Operations of the Cincinnati Reds. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he attended the University of Minnesota where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration.[2] He was previously the General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from October 14, 1994 until October 3, 2007.

Oakland and Colorado[edit]

In addition to his long tenure with the Cardinals, Jocketty also spent 14 years in the Oakland organization beginning in March 1980, when he was hired by owner Charlie Finley as Director of Minor League Operations and Scouting.[2] It was in this capacity that Jocketty took a lead role in overhauling the A's minor league system, and was also was instrumental in founding the Arizona Rookie League and the Dominican Summer League.[2] Less than five years into his time with Oakland, Jocketty was promoted to Director of Baseball Administration, a post he held the remainder of his time in Oakland. During the 1994 season Jocketty served the Colorado Rockies for a brief stint as their Assistant General Manager/Player Personnel.[2][3]

The Cardinal years[edit]

Walt Jocketty was hired as General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on October 14, 1994. When Anheuser-Busch sold the team following the 1995 season, the new ownership chose to retain Jocketty. He was instrumental in bringing new manager Tony La Russa, whom he had worked with in Oakland, to St. Louis.

During his time as Cardinal GM, the Cardinals compiled seven National League Central Division championships (1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006), two National League Championships (2004 and 2006), and one World Series Championship (2006). The Cardinals had seven straight winning seasons under Jocketty, including 100+ win seasons in 2004 and 2005. Jocketty has been named the Executive of the Year in MLB three times, in 2000, 2004, & 2010.

Jocketty was fired by the Cardinals organization on October 3, 2007. Team owner Bill DeWitt cited divisiveness in the baseball operations front office as the reason for Jocketty's dismissal.[4]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

Jocketty was hired as a Special Adviser to the Cincinnati Reds on January 11, 2008. Jocketty role was to advise and assist the team in their baseball operations which includes the front office, personnel, scouting, minor and international operations and training and medical services. He was named the next General Manager of the Reds after Wayne Krivsky was fired April 23, 2008.[5]

After the 2010 season Jocketty was named Sporting News Executive Of Year. Jocketty has also won the award in 2000 & 2004 as Cardinals GM.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baseball America Executive Database
  2. ^ a b c d St. Louis Cardinals 2006 Media Guide. Hadler Printing Co.. Page 9.
  3. ^ "Walt Jocketty". Baseball America. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Cardinals News > Jocketty no longer GM of Cardinals". The Official Site of the St. Louis Cardinals. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  5. ^ The Official Site of The Cincinnati Reds: Official Info: Reds name Walt Jocketty President of baseball operations and general manager
Preceded by
Dal Maxvill
St. Louis Cardinals General Manager
19952007
Succeeded by
John Mozeliak
Preceded by
Wayne Krivsky
Cincinnati Reds General Manager
2008-present
Succeeded by
incumbent

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Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.com
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:37:30 -0800

(Photo: The Enquirer/Gary Landers). 175 CONNECT 44 TWEETLINKEDIN 26 COMMENTEMAILMORE. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the Reds haven't made a lot of progress since the General Manager meetings in their search for offensive help.

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.com
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:04:46 -0800

PHOENIX – Walt Jocketty was a popular man on Tuesday, and that's not something he was entirely happy about. A large group of Japanese reporters were waiting for him during the media availability portion of the Major League Baseball General Managers ...
 
FOXSports.com
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:38:23 -0800

According to Mark Sheldon at mlb.com, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Votto is 'doing great' in his rehab. "Joey is doing great. We're getting good reports," Jocketty said. Votto hit .255 last season with six homers and 23 RBIs, but never ...

CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:17:50 -0800

Michael Morse is officially on the Reds' radar this offseason. (USATSI). It's not often you hear GMs confirm serious interest in specific free agents, but Walt Jocketty of the Reds is doing just that. Here's the tweet of note from John Fay of the ...

NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:27:10 -0800

Per MLB.com's Mark Sheldon, GM Walt Jocketty says Votto is “doing great”. He added, “we're getting good reports.” Prior to the injury, the 31-year-old Votto was having was arguably his worst offensive season. He hit .255/.390/.409 with six home runs ...

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.com
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:03:12 -0800

PHOENIX – Spring training is still three months away, but Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said he's happy with the reports he's gotten so far on the health of his team. Here's an update, from Jocketty: • Jay Bruce (knee): Jocketty said strength ...

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Red Reporter
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:45:00 -0800

For days, weeks, months, oh hell, even years we've been saying that Walt Jocketty isn't doing anything. He leaves beat writers scratching their heads about what to write. Day after day, we are left with hearing "Nothing is happening". What we've come ...

Cincinnati.com (blog)

Cincinnati.com (blog)
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:49:06 -0800

"We were pretty sure those two guys would be taken," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "You never know if you'll get them back or not, but we thought someone would take them. There's always a couple more you'd like to protect. I'm not going to ...
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