President of Baseball Operations & GM of Texas Rangers
Jon Daniels became the eighth General Manager in Texas club history when he was promoted to the position on October 4, 2005. At the age of 28 years and 41 days, Jon Daniels became the youngest GM in baseball history.
The Rangers were selected as the 2012 Topps Organization of the Year that annually highlights the Major League team that has shown outstanding performance, depth, and talent throughout it major and minor league teams. It marked the first time the Washington/Texas franchise has ever been so honored in the 47-year history of the award.
With consecutive World Series appearances in 2010-11, the Rangers became the thrid ever franchises to win back-to-back American League pennants in the last 22 years, and Daniels became the only fourth General Manager to make more than one World Series appearance with his current team.
The Rangers accomplishments earned Daniels Baseball America’s 2010 Major League Executive of the Year. Daniels was also selected as the 2011 Major League Executive of the Year by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Daniels joined the Texas organization in 2002 as a baseball operations assistant. He was promoted to Director of Baseball Operations in October 2003 and Assistant General Manager in July 2004. He spent the 2001 season working for the Colorado Rockies’ Baseball Operations Department. At the time of his appointment as Rangers’ General Manager, Daniels was 28 years, 41 days old, the youngest general manager in Major League Baseball history.