With the New York Yankees’ exit in the first round of the Major League Baseball playoffs, no GW alumni will be taking the field the rest of October. Despite the loss, two GW graduates are still making news in the baseball world.
Sam Perlozzo was named manager of the Baltimore Orioles Oct. 12. Perlozzo was promoted from bench coach to interim manager following the removal of Lee Mazzilli as manager on Aug. 4. After his promotion to interim manager, the Orioles went 23-32.
Prior to the Orioles’ game with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Sept. 17, Perlozzo told The Hatchet that coaching the O’s – his childhood obsession – would be his ideal employment situation.
Perlozzo was born and raised in Cumberland, Md., and graduated from GW in 1973. His playing career consisted of time with the Minnesota Twins and the San Diego Padres. He was elected to the GW Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986.
Jerry Reinsdorf, GW class of 1957, will see a lot of action this postseason. The owner of the Chicago Bulls and White Sox has his team in the World Series for the first time since 1959. Reinsdorf was the owner of the Bulls during the Michael Jordan era and collected six NBA championships.
The outspoken owner once said he would trade all of his NBA championships for one World Series with the White Sox.
During his time at GW, Reinsdorf was The Hatchet’s business manager and the student manager for Lisner Auditorium and the Tin Tabernacle, GW’s former athletic venue that was located on H Street adjacent to Stockton Hall.
“I loved it. GW was the best four years of my life,” Reinsdorf told The Hatchet in 2004. “My fondest memories are of going here.”