Hall of Fame Member Profile
Dan was born and raised in Montville Township. A 1976 graduate of TMHS, Dan stared in baseball and was awarded All State honors in his junior year. Upon graduation, Dan headed south to Rollins College in Florida where he played baseball and received his business degree. Upon graduation, Dan was selected from among 3,500 applicants to serve an internship under Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn.
Dan joined the Baltimore Oriole organization where he spent the next five years of his career. Dan spent the first two and one-half years in the Oriole broadcasting and marketing departments and the final two and one-half years as Assistant Director of Player Development and Scouting.
In 1988, he joined the Cleveland Indians organization as their Director of Player Development. His first four years were spent overseeing the Indians AAA team, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. During that period the Sky Sox advanced to the Pacific Coast League playoffs four straight seasons and won the league championship in 1992.
In 1992, Dan was promoted to Assistant General Manager. Dan was directly responsible for cultivating future All Stars such as Charles Nagy, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, and Jeff Shaw. During Dan’s tenure in Cleveland, the Indians won four American League Central pennants and advanced to the World Series in 1995 and 1997.
Dan joined the Colorado Rockies in 1999 as Executive Vice President and General Manager. Dan has orchestrated major changes in the Rockies organization based upon a focused and creative plan. He has completely changed the face of the team, looking for more athletic, defensively sound players with offense focused on quality at bats and on base percentage. As one of the youngest General Managers in baseball, Dan’s accomplishments to-date have been outstanding.
Dan lives in Greenwood Village, Colorado with his wife, Jacqueline and their children, Christopher, Alexa. And John Daniel.