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Francis Wren (1983 Guide lists first name as Franklin)

Wren (left) accepts a gift from a NASA astronaut
  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11, Weight 173 lb.

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Frank Wren served as general manager of the 1999 Orioles. Previously, he had played five years in the minor leagues and was in the Florida Marlins front office for 8 years. Since his days as a GM ended, he has been in the Atlanta Braves front office.

Wren was chosen by the New York Yankees in the 17th round of the 1976 amateur draft. He debuted, though, in the Montréal Expos chain in 1977, with the GCL Expos. The outfielder hit .248/~.390/.300 with 29 walks in 47 games. The next year, he was a New York-Penn League All-Star after hitting .313/~.383/.488. He was 8th in the NYPL in average, scored 46 runs in 56 games and legged out six triples. In 8 attempts to steal a base, he was successful seven times.

Wren moved up to the West Palm Beach Expos in 1979 and hit .258/~.327/.325 with 13 steals in 14 tries in 74 games. Returning to the same outfit in 1980, he batted .253/~.336/.373 with 9 steals in 10 tries in 62 games. He moved up to the Memphis Chicks and hit .222/~.305/.282 in 38 contests there.

With the 1982 San Jose Expos, he hit .212/~.302/.247 in 24 games.

Wren then became general manager of the Jamestown Expos in 1985. He was promoted to Expos Assistant Scouting Director and in 1989, Director of Latin American Scouting and Operations. From 1991 to 1998, he was the Florida Marlins Vice President and Assistant General Manager. The Baltimore Orioles hired him as a GM, but after a rough year, he was fired along with manager Ray Miller. He was immediately hired by the Atlanta Braves as Vice President/Assistant General Manager - Player Personnel and held that role through the 2007 season. On October 11, 2007 Wren was promoted to General Manager as former Braves GM John Schuerholz moved into the team president role.

Wren's club, the Braves, drafted his son, Kyle Wren, in the eighth round of the 2013 amateur draft.

Sources: 2007 Braves Media Guide, 1978-1983 Baseball Guides, Baseball America Executive Database

Preceded by
Pat Gillick
Baltimore Orioles General Manager
1999
Succeeded by
Syd Thrift
Preceded by
John Schuerholz
Atlanta Braves General Manager
2008-
Succeeded by
Current
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