Al Harazin, Former New York Mets General Manager

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Al Harazin has worked as a corporate attorney, an executive for multiple Major League Baseball franchises, and currently as a teacher.

A Chicago native, Harazin received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Political Science before attending Law School at the University of Michigan. He began as a successful attorney before changing gears and beginning anew in Major League Baseball. Al purchased the Baltimore Orioles AA affiliate Asheville Orioles before taking on an executive role with the major league club.

After working in Baltimore, Al took a job with the NY Mets where he was Assistant General Manager before taking over the reigns as General Manager in the early 1990s. Al won a World Series with the Mets in 1986.

After baseball, Harazin became a teacher at a parochial school in the Bronx, to ultimately, where he is now as a History and Political Science teacher at Holyoke Comm. College. Al and his wife Anne moved to Amherst, MA almost 10 years ago.