Executive In the beginning walt brown pdf to the CEO of the Cincinnati Reds. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he attended the University of Minnesota where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
He was the General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals from October 14, 1994 until October 3, 2007.
Jocketty began working for the Oakland Athletics beginning in March 1980, when he was hired by owner Charlie Finley as Director of Minor League Operations and Scouting. It was in this capacity that Jocketty took a lead role in overhauling the A’s minor league system, and was also instrumental in founding the Arizona Rookie League and the Dominican Summer League.
Less than five years into his time with Oakland, Jocketty was promoted to Director of Baseball Administration, a post he held the remainder of his time in Oakland. Walt Jocketty was hired as General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on October 14, 1994.