Owner, Duquette Sports Academy
With over 25 years experience in professional baseball, including 10 as General Manager of the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox, Duquette is a proven organization-builder who immediately turned around struggling teams in two countries to build perennial contenders that drove fan interest and revenues to record-breaking levels. Trained in Milwaukee by Commissioner Bud Selig in budgeting and administration and by then General Manager Harry Dalton in baseball operations, Duquette’s aggressive scouting and detailed player development operations produce entertaining teams that are dynamic, diverse and profitable. Duquette is one of a handful of MLB executives to successfully manage a small and major media market team. In Montreal he practiced “Moneyball” assembling the 1994 Expos who were on pace to win 111 games in the strike shortened season with the industry’s smallest player payroll. In Boston he created a worldwide brand, the foundation the Red Sox leveraged to become perennial Champions and overtake the Yankees as baseball’s top organization. In addition to being recognized as the primary architect of the 2004 World Championship team, Duquette fielded 9 teams over .500 and his 10-year ML won loss record of .555 is in the top 4 executives industry wide for the decade.
Since departing the Red Sox, Duquette built a baseball complex in Western Massachusetts and in 2003 appeared off Broadway in the play “Damn Yankees” as Benny Van Buren, Manager of the 1953 Washington Senators. Currently, he manages a farm system for the US Military All Star Baseball Program and sponsors youth baseball & softball tournaments and camps as President of the Dan Duquette Sports Academy in the Berkshires. He is also featured in the documentary film Holy Land Hard Ball that chronicles the 2007 advent of professional baseball in Israel for the first time in 5767 years and Duquette’s contribution to bringing baseball facilities and entertainment to the Holy Land.