New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Frank Cashen, who oversaw the assembly of powerful Orioles teams of the 1960s and ’70s and the talented Mets teams of the ’80s, passed away after a brief bout with illness.
According to the Mets, he was 88. He is survived by his wife, Jean, seven children and nine grandchildren.
Cashen served as Orioles executive vice president from 1965 to 1975 and steered the team to two World Series championships, four American League pennants and five AL East titles.
Cashen took over the Mets as general manager in 1980 and helped the team bag the 1986 World Series trophy.
“The Orioles were saddened to learn today of the passing of Frank Cashen,” the Orioles said in a statement. “The Orioles organization extends its sympathies to his wife, Jean, their seven children, and many grandchildren.”
“On behalf of all of us at the Mets, we extend our deepest condolences to Jean Cashen and her entire family,” Mets chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon said.
“I dealt with Frank on a daily basis and he was a man of integrity and great passion. No one had a more diverse career than Frank. He was also a lawyer, sportswriter and marketing executive. His accomplishments will always be an integral part of our team history,” he added.