Nationals President/GM Mike Rizzo Named 2021 IABF Baseball Executive of the Year

Apr 23, 2021 523

Mike Rizzo, the President and General Manager of the Washington Nationals, is this year’s Italian American Baseball Foundation Executive of the Year. He will be honored at a ceremony in New York in December. “We could not think of a more deserving executive to receive this honor,” said IABF President/Founder Joe Quagliano. “He has reached the pinnacle of success by guiding Washington to a World Series title and running one of the top franchises in baseball in recent years.”

Past honorees include Gary Perrone (2017, Brooklyn Cyclones), Jon Morosi (2018, MLB Network), Natalie M. Spedaliere (2019, MLB Network) and JP Ricciardi (2020, SF Giants). Rizzo joins Trey Mancini, this year’s IABF Tommy Lasorda Award recipient, as the first two honorees to be announced. Other award recipients will be released in the coming months.

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