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Louis William Bergesch


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Bill Bergesch is a former baseball front office executive for many major league teams. Beginning with the Omaha Cardinals farm team in the 1950s, he rose to Assistant General Manager of the Kansas City Athletics in 1961 and organized the New York Mets farm system in 1962, remaining there until 1978.

Bergesch then joined the New York Yankees as director of scouting. Within two years, he became Vice President of Baseball Operations, a position that at the time assumed the responsibilities of assistant GM in 1980-1981, and General Manager from 1982 to 1984. His years there coicided with the height of owner George Steinbrenner's follies, when he would continually change the personnel in the team's front office. Bergesch then moved to the Cincinnati Reds in 1985 to serve as a General Manager until he was fired by Marge Schott in 1987. For all intents and purposes, Bergesch was retired until 1991, when he rejoined with the Yankees on a per diem basis as Gene Michael's Assistant General Manager. He would serve in this capacity until 1994 and he stayed with the club on undefined terms until the following year.

Bergesch retired in Connecticut. He continued to visit the Yankees' spring training in Tampa, FL for a number of years afterwards. He died at a retirement home in Connecticut in 2011.

Preceded by
Gene Michael
New York Yankees General Manager
Succeeded by
Murray Cook
Preceded by
Bob Howsam
Cincinnati Reds General Manager
Succeeded by
Murray Cook

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