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Jeremy A. Kapstein

Chief Executive Officer

San Diego Padres


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Boston College Law School


Harvard College and Boston

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"I'm not surprised at all,'' says Jeremy Kapstein, baseball's first super-agent with about 60 clients in 1976, and now a consultant to Baltimore Orioles GM Dan Duquette.
"You saw it coming with the television revenues.'' Kapstein, who became the CEO of the San Diego Padres in 1989 and later spent 15 years as senior adviser for the Boston Red Sox, remembers recommending that the Padres sign one of their young stars to a seven-year, $20 million contract. "I said, 'Joan, in 10 years, there will be players making $20 and $25 million year,'' Kapstein recalled. "She asked why?' I just pointed to the cable box on the TV.''

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 [cached]

Boston Red Sox Senior Advisor Jeremy Kapstein, former CEO of the San Diego Padres, is a Harvard graduate who received a law degree from Boston College.
He is also a Navy veteran with four years of active duty during the Vietnam era, including service as a military judge. He was a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor in the recent election. Former Governor of Rhode Island Bruce Sundlun has led a long and successful life in business, politics, and the practice of law. A B-17 bomber pilot during WWII, he was shot down over Belgium and evaded capture for more than six months, working with the French Resistance until he escaped to Switzerland. He stayed in the Reserves after the war, commanding a Troop Carrier Squadron, then a Wing before his retirement as a colonel. In his business career he also served as President of Executive Jet Aviation for six years.

The Democratic primary pits incumbent Elizabeth H. Roberts, the state's first female lieutenant governor and former state senator, against Red Sox senior adviser Jeremy Kapstein in his first bid for political office.
Kapstein is a baritone-voiced former player's agent who was considered the biggest in professional baseball; a former CEO with the San Diego Padres, and a familiar face in his seats behind home plate at Fenway Park. Kapstein is against abortion and disapproves of same-sex marriage, but approves civil unions. Candidates Elizabeth Roberts and Jeremy Kapstein debated on WPRO 630 radio station in August. Kapstein repeatedly states that he was "the first candidate" to oppose the state's promise of a $75-million loan guarantee to lure retired Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video-game company, 38 Studios, to Rhode Island. Kapstein has taken swipes by saying Roberts has been "sidelined" by the governor and legislature, and has little to show for her record. Kapstein suggested the Rhode Island institution, Twin Oaks restaurant, for an interview. He brought an entourage of four, including Arthur Pontarelli, a scout for the New York Mets, and Carol Costa, Scituate Democratic Town Committee chairwoman. He said the number-one issue for Rhode Islanders is jobs and the economy, "and if you have national contacts and reputation to go out and actively recruit and stand and protect small businesses, as I did in the Schilling situation, I feel it is the ideal role. He said he believes the office "is being totally underutilized in that way." He also stressed his life of public service, "a Kapstein family tradition." That includes helping the homeless in San Diego by handing out "in excess of $5,000 a week" in cash and coupons for 12 years, and speaking with people on the streets. He said that was "a full-time job," and a personal mission, unconnected to any agency. "I was just so grateful to God that I had the opportunity to serve, that if I had resources, it wasn't anything I had done. I was basically a trustee of those resources for people who didn't have food or shelter," he said. "The greatest joy in life is helping others." Kapstein was also asked about remarks he made on a WPRO radio debate, during which he said he is pro-life "because of my faith, because of the Gospel, because Jesus tells us, 'What you did for your brothers and sisters, you did for me.'" "I'm a conservative Jew," Kapstein said. He said he also maintains a "close connection" with Mother Teresa's Missions of Charity nuns in New Bedford, from volunteering to donating money. He carries a photo of Mother Teresa in his shirt pocket. Kapstein, who sold his Tiverton home to help finance his campaign, says he maintains a "6 a.m.-to-midnight" schedule. Jeremy A. Kapstein [cached]

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Boston Red Sox executive Jeremy Kapstein (KAP'-styn) has been a baseball superagent and CEO of the San Diego Padres.
Now he's applying for the decidedly less glitzy job of Rhode Island lieutenant governor. ... Read More

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