A former American League Rookie Pitcher of the Year and 13-year Major League veteran, Dick Tidrow embarks on his 28th year overall with the club. Tidrow came to the organization prior to the 1994 campaign, serving as the club’s Major League scout for the American League. He was promoted to Special Assistant to the General Manager in 1996, and was elevated to Director of Player Personnel prior to the 1997 season.
Prior to joining the Giants organization, Tidrow served as a special assignment scout with the New York Yankees from 1985 through 1993. The former right-handed pitcher, nicknamed “Dirt,” enjoyed parts of 13 years in the Majors from 1972-84. He was honored as The Sporting News A.L. Rookie Pitcher of the Year as a starter with the Cleveland Indians in 1972, while also capturing pennant and World Series rings as a reliever with the Yankees in 1976 and ’77, respectively. He later pitched for the Cubs, White Sox and Mets.
His lifetime numbers show a 100-94 record with 55 saves and a 3.68 ERA.
The San Francisco native graduated from Mt. Eden High School in 1965 and Chabot Junior College in 1967, both located in Hayward. Tidrow and his wife, Mari Jo, have three children—Andy, Matt and Richelle—and make their home in Lee’s Summit, MO.