Dave Dombrowski Biography

(American Baseball Exceutive)

Baseball executive Dave Dombrowski is married and a father of two.

More about the relationship

Dombrowski’s relationship status is married to Karie Ross.

Karie is a reporter who worked as an ESPN reporter from 1988 to 1990.

They met in 1992 while Dombrowski was serving as general manager of the Florida Marlins and Ross was a reporter at WTVJ in Miami. The couple tied the knot in 1995.

The couple has two children named Landon(son) and Darbi Dombrowski (daughter).

Relationship Facts of Dave Dombrowski

  • Dave Dombrowski is married to Karie Ross.
  • He is father of Two (Landon and Darbi).
  • Dave Dombrowski is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Dave Dombrowski?

David Dombrowski is an American baseball executive.

Previously, he served as the President of Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2015 to 2019.

He also previously served as the general manager of the Montreal Expos, and the general manager and president of the Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers.

In his baseball career, the manager was rewarded with several awards including Baseball America’s Executive of the Year award, consequently in 2006 and 2018.

Dave Dombrowski: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Dombrowski was born on July 27, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. As of 2022, he is 65 years old.


He completed his schooling at Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

In 1979, Dombrowski briefly attended Cornell University, where he was a member of the Big Red Football Team.

He later transferred to Western Michigan University, where he earned a degree in business administration. In 1998, he also received a Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dave Dombrowski’s Professional Career

He first started his career as an administrative assistant with Chicago White Sox in their minor league organization.

In his late 20s, he assisted general manager Ronal Hemond.

Dave Dembrowski
Caption: Dave Dembrowski looks (Source: Boston Herald)

Dombrowski joined the Montreal Expos front office as director of player development for the 1987 season under Bill Stoneman.

On July 5, 1988, he became, at age 31, Montreal’s general manager—the youngest in MLB at the time.

On September 19, 1991, the Florida Marlins recruited Dombrowski to become its first general manager. In 1996, he hired Jim Leyland to manage the team with Dombrowski as assistant general manager and Leyland as assistant coach to the manager.

Detroit Tigers

In November 2001, Dombrowski left Florida to become the president of the Detroit Tigers where he served as president and chief executive officer for the 2002 season.

On August 4, 2015, Dombrowski left Tigers. In fourteen years with the Tigers organization, Dombrowski led the Tigers to five playoff appearances, four consecutive American League Central division titles, four American League Championship Series appearances, including three consecutive ALCS appearances from 2011 to 2013, and two Al pennants in 2006 and 2012.

Boston Red Sox

On August 18, 2015, Dombrowski worked as president of baseball operations of the Boston Red Sox.

The 2018 Red Sox won their division for the third consecutive season; the team recorded 108 wins, the most in franchise history. The team went on to win the 2018 World Series, with a pitching staff led by players that Dombrowski had acquired. It was Dombrowski’s first championship since he was general manager of the Marlins in 1997, and he later won the title, Executive of the Year by Baseball America for the second time.

Dave Dombrowski: Controversy

On September 9, 2019, The Red Sox fired Dombrowski just 10 months after winning the 2018 World Series.

During his time as general manager, the Red Sox were accused of participating in sign-stealing during the 2017 season games against the Yankees and throughout the 2018 season.

However, in February 2020 MLB investigation, he was cleared of any wrongdoing during the 2018 Red Sox season.

Dave Dembrowski: Salary, Net Worth

The 63 years old baseball executive’s net worth is about $81 Million.

Annually, he earns around $100,000. He earned the money being a professional Baseball Manager.
Dombrowski, though, is taking the fall because of his post-World Series player personnel decisions. And in the end, he has no one to blame but himself. The Red Sox has the top player payroll in the Major Leagues at $242 million and is projected well above the $206 million luxury tax threshold.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Dombrowski has blue eyes and greyish hair. His height and weight are unknown.

Social Media

He isn’t active on any sort of Social Media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

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