Larry Baer, the SF Giants CEO is an interesting man. He has been the CEO of the SF Giants since 2008, but before that was a successful investment banker at Goldman Sachs for 15 years.

During his time there, he helped create the “Goldman Sachs West Coast Office” and worked on deals such as Disney’s $19 billion acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC. He is also a former investment banker and brings his knowledge to his position as an executive with the San Francisco Giants.

Larry Baer was born in Boston but grew up near Stanford University. His parents were professors at Stanford University School of Engineering (his father) and Economics (his mother). His great-grandfather was a founder of the Boston Red Sox, and his grandfather was also an executive with that team.

Larry Baer attended Pitzer College in Claremont, California, where he played baseball. After graduating from college in 1981, Baer started his career as a sportswriter for the San Francisco Examiner. A few years later, he would become a TV producer for KQED public television station in San Francisco. It wasn’t until 1990 that he made a move to investment banking at Goldman Sachs.

The Giants CEO has been successful as the SF Giants CEO on and off of the field. In 2012, they won their second World Series in three seasons (and first since moving to AT&T Park). The Giants have continued to be competitive and came close to a third World Series win in 2014 but fell short. The team continues to be successful and is seen as one of the top teams from the MLB and all professional sports leagues.

In 2012 Larry Baer earned about $700 thousand before bonuses at his position as Giants CEO were factored into compensation. In 2013 he took home around $800 thousand fosr that year alone, which increased above a million dollars thanks to incentives tied to postseason play by the team.

For 2015 it looks like Baer will make closer to two million dollars after earning about an additional hundred thousand during the postseason last fall, according to calculations based on figures reported by Baseball Essential (Baer had originally made less than a million back in 2014). Go here for additional information.


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