Omar Minaya is the former Executive Vice President and General Manager of the New York Mets. He became baseball’s first Hispanic General Manager when he was appointed by Major League Baseball as Vice President and General Manager of the Montreal Expos on February 12, 2002. Omar was named the Mets Assistant GM in September, 1997 and was promoted to Senior Assistant General Manager a little over a year later.
He was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Elmhurst, Queens, where he played baseball at Newtown High School. Omar and his wife, Rachel, have two sons and live in New Jersey. He received the Voices Award at Sounding Off For A Cure 2008 for his role in uniting the community.
Clockwise from top: Omar Minaya and Spirit Award Recipients Michael Burkhardt, Justin Lusk, and Mario DiNatale at Brain Cancer Awareness Day 2008.