The man responsible for bringing a World Series championship to the north side of Chicago, Theo Epstein, is resigning. Effective on Friday, November 20, Epstein will step down as President of Baseball Operations.
The Cubs announced his resignation via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
Theo Epstein will step down from his role as President of Baseball Operations effective Nov. 20 and depart the organization after nine seasons.
Jed Hoyer, who joined the club in Nov. 2011 as Executive VP/General Manager, will be named President of Baseball Operations. pic.twitter.com/SDeF826SFH
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 17, 2020
Epstein built the team that brought the Chicago Cubs their first World Series title in 108 years. Before his Cubs tenure, he ended an 86-year championship drought with the Boston Red Sox. Thus, Epstein ended the two longest droughts in the history of American sports.
Jed Hoyer, formerly the General Manager, will be taking over as President of Baseball Operations. There is no word on Epstein’s next MLB move.
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