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Jeremy A. Kapstein

Governor

Rhode Island

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Background Information

Employment History

Property Broker

Peachtree Special Risk Brokers LLC


Buddy


Senior Director of Baseball Operations

Padres


Affiliations

Boston Redsox

Special Advisor


Education

Boston College Law School


Harvard


Harvard College and Boston


Harvard University


law degree

Boston College


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images.thepostgame.com

The short answer is Jeremy Kapstein.
The longer and more complex answer is that he has been one of the most influential people in baseball in the past 40 years, first as a pioneering agent and then as a team executive. Kapstein, who went to Harvard and Boston College Law School, began his baseball career as an agent in the first years of MLB free agency in the 1970s. Then known as Jerry Kapstein, he represented stars including Rollie Fingers, Fred Lynn, Goose Gossage, Joe Rudi, Don Gullett, Don Baylor and Carlton Fisk. In 1976, Sports Illustrated wrote a profile on him titled He's Baseball's Not-so-secret Agent: Armed with individual statistics, comparative salaries and court decisions outlawing the reserve clause, Kapstein is a major influence on the economic structure of the game. "My demands reflect the changing times, but are hardly excessive," Kapstein insists. In the late '80s, Kapstein shifted to team management, serving as president and later as CEO of the San Diego Padres, while also choosing to go by Jeremy, rather than Jerry. Although Kapstein left the Padres after a change of ownership, he returned to the team and became an advisor to Lucchino, who came on board a team executive in 1995. When Lucchino moved to the Red Sox in 2002, Kapstein went with him. Despite his prominent visibility during home games, Kapstein has operated mostly behind the scenes for the Red Sox. Kapstein and Bill Lajoie pulled off a multi-player deal that centered around sending Hanley Ramirez to the Marlins for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell. Kapstein, a Democrat, made a run to be lieutenant governor of Rhode Island. Although he was unsuccessful in trying to land that political seat, don't even think about trying to take his special spot at Fenway: Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, Jeremy Kapstein, MLB, San Diego Padres


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Kapstein fires a fastball at Roberts
Jeremy Kapstein, senior advisor to the Boston Red Sox will now challenge Roberts in a primary for Lt. Governor of Rhode Island. Roberts has been in office for four years and has done nothing. Kapstein was a military judge,ran the San Diego Padres, and invented "Free Agency" in sports. He also has run a homeless shelter and is one of the most respected people in sports.


www2.wnct.com

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Boston Red Sox executive Jeremy Kapstein (KAP'-styn) is defending his plan to stay on with the team as a senior adviser if elected Rhode Island lieutenant governor.
In a radio debate Friday, his opponent in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, said whoever holds the job must meet the highest ethical standards. She questioned whether Kapstein could balance the dual roles. Kapstein says he'd work 70 hours a week as lieutenant governor if elected. He says he'd spend less time in Boston, but would still be available to consult with the team.


www.benningtonbanner.com

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Boston Red Sox executive Jeremy Kapstein has been a baseball superagent and CEO of the San Diego Padres.
Now he's applying for a decidedly less glitzy job: Rhode Island lieutenant governor. Since filing papers to run last month, he's run an unusual campaign that's most notable for being almost entirely absent from the public eye. The 66-year-old Democrat also has left political players scratching their heads over why he's running against a well-liked incumbent for a job that has virtually no power and is typically seen as a stepping stone to someplace else. In his first in-depth interview since entering the race, Kapstein, a Providence native, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he believes the office is what you make of it. He said he wants to turn it into an economic engine for a state suffering with a 12.5 percent unemployment rate, one of the highest in the country. Kapstein may be most familiar to Red Sox fans as the man who sits directly behind home plate during games, watching intently and wearing large headphones. His job is senior adviser for baseball projects, and he said his duties include everything from spending time with sponsors to evaluating players and Kapstein, a graduate of Harvard University and Boston College Law School, was a baseball agent in the earliest days of free agency, and his clients included players such as Don Baylor and Carlton Fisk. Kapstein said he can bring a deep well of business contacts to the office, and he said voters want someone who can travel around the country selling Rhode Island's assets -- such as its location and natural beauty. "They're very upset about the lack of economic ambassadorship out of the lieutenant governor's office," he said Wednesday. "It's his right to run, but I don't know that it's the right race for him to run in," aRusso said of Kapstein. But not Kapstein, whose campaign has strenuously avoided the spotlight. "We don't have to tell you," Kapstein said when asked by the AP for details of some of his campaign events. He said generally that he has been all over the state, getting up at 5 a.m. and sometimes shaking his last hand after 11 p.m. He won't comment on whether he plans to put his own money into the race, although he says he has 700 names of people who want to work on his campaign. He promised a robust campaign once August rolls around, in the closing weeks before the Sept. 14 primary. Kapstein seems like a seasoned professional when it comes to one crucial aspect of campaigning: chatting up voters. During a lunchtime interview at Twin Oaks restaurant, a Rhode Island institution, he greeted staff members and fellow diners warmly, shaking hands, asking people where they went to high school and talking baseball, of course.


sportsnpolitics.com [cached]

Rhode Island drivers who were among the first 900 to order the plates have been invited to receive them at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence, R.I. Rhode Islanders expected to participate are Governor Lincoln Chafee, Speaker of the House of Representatives Gordon Fox, State Representative Brian Kennedy, State Senator Maryellen Goodwin, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, Counsel to the Red Sox Jim Skeffington, Red Sox Special Advisor Jeremy Kapstein, and Department of Motor Vehicles officials.


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