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Blue Jays Make It Official, Hire Mark Shapiro To Succeed Beeston As President, CEO

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 31 / 15

The Blue Jays this morning officially announced Mark Shapiro has been hired as President & CEO, effective at the end of the '15 season. Shapiro replaces current President & CEO Paul Beeston, who is retiring at the end of the year. Shapiro, who had served as Indians President the last five ye...

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