Jack Zdurencik

jack zduriencik Jack Zdurencik Jack Zduriencik is a baseball analyst for The Fan Preview Show and The Fan Reaction Show, airing before and after Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games on 93-7 The Fan.

A native of New Castle, Zduriencik graduated from California University of Pennsylvania and served as the Pirates Director of Scouting from 1991-93.

For seven seasons (2009-2015), Zduriencik was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Baseball Operations for the Seattle Mariners. He was the second longest tenured general manager in team history. In his first year on the job, he re-organized the Mariners Baseball Operations, scouting and player development staffs, added talent to both the major league and minor league rosters and hired a new manager and coaching staff, all resulting in the Mariners vaulting from 61 wins in 2008 to 85 wins in 2009. He was honored for his accomplishments with the Andrew “Rube” Foster Award from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum recognizing the Executive of the Year.

Zduriencik spent nine seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers (1999-2008). He was promoted to Vice President – Special Assistant to the General Manager for Player Personnel on January 15, 2008. He spent the previous two years (2006-2007) as Special Assistant to the GM / Director of Amateur Scouting after being hired as Director of Scouting by the Brewers on October 25, 1999.

He is credited with helping to re-stock the Brewers minor league system with talent through the draft. Following the 2007 season, Zduriencik was named Executive of the Year by Baseball America, becoming the first non-GM to ever win the award.

In his 30+ years in Major League Baseball, Zduriencik has worked with five MLB organizations. In addition to the Mariners and Brewers, Jack was Director of International Scouting and Special Assistant to the GM for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1999. He spent two stints with the New York Mets, as an area scout (1983-89), scouting cross-checker (1990, 1994-95), Minor League Operations Director (1996-97) and Special Assistant to the GM (1998). He also worked as the Mets’ advance scout during its playoff runs in 1986 and 1988. Between stints in New York, he was the Pirates Director of Scouting (1991-93).

Prior to beginning his work in Major League Baseball, Zduriencik coached football and baseball at Clairton High School in Pittsburgh from 1977-80 and at Tarpon Springs High School in Florida from 1980-82. He coached football and baseball at the collegiate level at Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN) from 1975-77.

Jack and his wife Debbie have one adult daughter, Kimberly, who is a nurse practitioner in Pittsburgh.

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