Meet Scott Harris Baseball Executive - Age & Family Details

Scott Harris appointed as President of the Tigers
Scott Harris appointed as President of the Tigers( Source : cbssports )

Scott Harris, 36 years old newly appointed president of the baseball operation of Detroit Tigers. 

The son of two doctors, Mr Harris was born in Redwood City, California. 

Some quick facts about Scott Harris

Full NameScott Harris
Birth PlaceRedwood City, California
ProfessionGeneral Manager

Scott Harris career

He went to Washington Nationals(2008) and Cincinnati Redi(2010) for his Internships.

As a coordinator of Major League operations in the Commissioner's office, he worked for Major League Baseball (MLB) for two years(2010-2012). During his period, he worked as transaction support and analysis for all 30 clubs and worked on the first 5-player draft, the World Baseball classics. He had performed various industry studies.

Harris had served the Chicago club for seven years from 2012, working related to the baseball operations department and other roles in the club for seven years as assistant general manager of  General Manager Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. He had a lot of experience while leaving the Chicago club.

Harris with Theo Epstein and Joy Hoyer
Harris with Theo Epstein and Joy Hoyer ( Source : google )

He was appointed as the  General Manager after the 2019 season. He had served for almost 3years as a General Manager of the Giants.

 Recently, Scott Harris joined the Tigers as President of the baseball operation. On September 9, 2022, the Tigers announced their new president after firing Avila.

The Tigers had given Avila to rebuilding the young talent base. Under him, the Tigers successfully won 86 matches in 2016 but went 64-98 in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, they bottomed out at 47-114. This season they were 43-68 at the time of Avila, but after the addition of Harris, now they are 55-91.

Fans are expecting more growth in the increase rate with the addition of Harris, as the Tigers are not being successful in winning seasons since 2016.

Harris Education

Harris has completed up to a Master's degree.

Harris's education started at Menlo School. He went to lacrosse for high school. For his Bachelor's Degree in economics, he went to the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA) in 2009. He had completed his master's degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University; Kellogg School of Management. 


Scott Harris Family Background

The name of his father and mother is not mentioned, but their profession is mentioned. They both are doctors, one a urologist and one an OB-GYN. Scott Harris has one brother, Chris, and one sister, K.C.

Who is he coaching now?

Recently, he joined the Detroit Tigers on 19-September, 2022. He mentioned his strategy on the Tigers has three points:

  1. acquire and work on young talents,
  2. Improve the talents,
  3. try to dominate the strike ball as the strike ball influences everything.

Interesting Facts about Harris

Increase in Winning rate

After the appointment of Scott Harris in Giants, three seasons led the Giants to increase in winning percentage in the national league with .557 and eight best in baseball. 

Worked for seven years in a single club.

In 2012, Harris joined the Chicago Club as director of the baseball operation. During his working period, his team won 2016's World Series Championship. He worked there up to 2019.

Some FAQs

When did he join Detroit Tigers?

He joined Detroit Tigers on September 19,2022

Is he a successful General Manager?

Yes, we can say he is a successful General Manager as he have wining percentage in MLB at.613(136-86).

How many years does Harris spend on the Chicago club?

Harris spend 7 years on the club Chicago.

What is the name of his parents?

Well, there is no mention of the name of his parents but this is one thing his father and mother are doctors.

Why did Detroit Tigers appoint Harris as their President?

As Harris had previously worked as General Manager and assistant GM for many years, he had lots of experience. Because of this, tigers have appointed him as president.

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