Larry Baer, CEO of the San Francisco Giants
Larry Baer, the San Francisco Giants President and chief executive, serve as the group’s “control” authority for all MLB and labor issues. The Giants designed and built the very first privately financed Major League ballpark under the direction of Larry Baer. The club has enjoyed tremendous community support from its foundation and is the only one of the four clubs in the country to continuously achieve 3 million admirers for 8 years. The ballpark also organizes all of the country’s leading competitions, with the Giants leading the league in endorsement deals.
Larry Baer is the club’s chief consultant and arbitrator, and he oversees the majority of the club’s financial and sporting transactions. Baer, for instance, was the driving force behind the Giants’ partnership with Comcast to develop a local sports channel in the Bay Area. The Giants’ CEO also led the charge to host the 2007 Playoff Game in San Francisco and collaborated with the team’s recruitment team on selective signings that would keep several key players in Giants uniforms for many years to come.
The CEO of the San Francisco Giants is also the current Chairman of Giants Development Services, which is currently constructing Mission Rock. This 28-acre site combines the two urban areas across McCovey Cove. Baer has garnered several prestigious awards as the Giants’ CEO. He is a member of Major League Baseball’s Business and Media Boards of Directors and the Tactical Management and Charter Boards.