By: Alex Patt
Today Theo Epstein celebrates his 45th birthday. It is amazing that he has been with the Chicago Cubs since October of 2011, seven years. His rebuild began with his opening presser on 10-25-11 and eventually turned into four-straight 90+ win seasons and a World Series victory in 2016.
In total as Cubs President the team sports a 587-547-1 record (2012-2018), 40 games above .500. That is actually kind of amazing to think about considering his first three seasons saw a total 286 losses during the rebuild. The last four seasons they lost 261 games total. Not to mention them winning more playoff series (5) in the last four years under him than they had from 1909-2014 (1).
This all happened after Epstein was in charge of the Red Sox team that broke the Curse of the Bambino in 2004 when he was only 31, then adding another one in Boston in 2007. Epstein was assistant GM in 2002 and GM/VP from 2003-2011 with the Red Sox. Considering he broke two long curses in baseball, he could very likely have his name in Cooperstown one day.
Here is his resume from 2003-Present:
Boston (2003-2011) – Chicago (2012-Present)
-1,426-1,166 Regular Season Record
-Three World Series Titles
-10 Postseason Berths
-12 Postseason Series Wins
All under the age of 45
Hopefully Epstein ads to this resume for many years to come. He has accomplished a lot.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THEO!