Executive Vice President, Public Affairs/Senior Adviser
John Blake transitioned into the role of Executive Vice President, Public Affairs in January 2022. He currently serves as a senior advisor to ownership and Rangers’ management on communications and broadcast initiatives while overseeing alumni activities, photography, archives, and publications. Blake also has involvement in other special projects and events for the organization.
He had served as the Rangers Executive Vice President, Communications since November 2008, when he rejoined the organization after three years (2006-08) as Vice President, Media Relations for the Boston Red Sox.
Now in his 46th year in professional baseball, John originally joined the Rangers in November 1984 and served as Media Relations Director, Vice President of Public Relations, and Senior Vice President of Communications in two decades with the Rangers organization (1984-2004). During his tenure in Texas, he also has had communications responsibilities for Southwest Sports Group from 1999-2004 and the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars from 1999-2002.
Blake was with the Baltimore Orioles from 1979-1984 as Assistant Public Relations Director and Media Information Director. He also served as Sports Information Director at Georgetown University from 1977-79 and was a radio broadcaster for the Hoyas’ nationally ranked men’s basketball team from 1977-84.
Blake has also held positions as Chief Operating Officer of the Northern Baseball League, Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Collegiate Baseball League, and Vice President of Communications for Ryan-Sanders Baseball. He was the Director of Information for the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006 and served as the public relations officer for Team Dominican Republic during the 2023 WBC.
The 2023 World Series marked the 31st time that Blake has worked in a communications role at Major League Baseball’s Fall Classic which includes championships with the Orioles (1983), Red Sox (2007), and Rangers (2023).
He was the recipient of the 1993 Robert O. Fishel Award from Major League Baseball for public relations excellence and the 2004 Harold McKinney Good Guy Award from the Dallas-Fort Worth BBWAA chapter. Blake was elected to the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame in 2022 and received the 2020 Arlington Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Media Award.
A 1977 graduate of Georgetown, John and his wife Harriet have two children, Christopher and Rebecca and live in Grapevine.