EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS
John Blake was appointed Executive Vice President, Communications in November 2008 and oversees all of the Club’s communications efforts, including the areas of media and player relations, broadcasting, alumni initiatives, photography, archives, and publications.
The 2020 World Series at Globe Life Field marked the 30th time that Blake has worked in a communications role at Major League Baseball’s Fall Classic.
Blake, who returned to the Rangers where he previously spent 20 years from 1984-2004, served as Vice President, Media Relations for the Boston Red Sox from 2006-08.
Now in his 43rd year in professional baseball, John served as Media Relations Director, Vice President of Public Relations, and Senior Vice President of Communications in his first two decades with the Rangers organization. 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 1979-84 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 before going to Texas.
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.
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 received the 2020 Arlington Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Media Award. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.
A 1977 graduate of Georgetown, John and his wife, Harriet, have two children, Christopher (31) and Rebecca (29), and live in Grapevine.