Dragons president named Ballpark Digest Baseball Executive of the Year

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 4:39 PM

Dayton Dragons President and General Manager Robert Murphy has been selected by Ballpark Digest as the 2019 Baseball Executive of the Year.

The award will be presented to Murphy after the Dragons 20th anniversary season in 2019.

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This honor is awarded annually to one individual from among all leagues in professional baseball.

“The Dayton Dragons have been one of the biggest success stories in all of professional sports since the team’s launch, and Robert Murphy has been central to that success,” said Ballpark Digest publisher Kevin Reichard. “He’s overseen the team’s operations since the team’s inception, and the team’s current sellout streak represents an impressive accomplishment that may never be matched.” 

He was also named by Baseball America in 2018 and Sports News in 2005 as the Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year.

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Murphy appreciates the Ballpark Digest award and credits the Dragons staff for this honor. 

“Thanks to Ballpark Digest for recognizing the Dragons achievements with this honor,” said Murphy. “When all is said and done, our organization’s success results from an amazing group of people executing at high levels. I could not be more proud or more blessed to work with this group.”