Bill Smith (baseball executive)

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Bill Smith
Smith in 2010.
Born 1958 (age 60–61)
Residence Bloomington, Minnesota
Alma mater Hamilton College - 1980
Occupation General Manager
Organization Minnesota Twins
Spouse(s) Becky
Children 3

Bill Smith (born 1958) was the fifth general manager for the Minnesota Twins. He took over October 1, 2007 from longtime manager and mentor Terry Ryan.[1] The Twins fired Smith as general manager on November 7, 2011,[2] and replaced him with his predecessor, Ryan. Six weeks later, Smith was given a new role in the Minnesota organization as assistant to both GM Ryan and club president Dave St. Peter.[3]

Smith graduated from Hamilton College in 1980.

He lives in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his wife Becky and their three daughters.


  1. Neal III, La Velle E. Twins: Ryan steps down, Smith will take over. The Star Tribune. 13 Sept. 2007.
  2. "Bill Smith out as Twins general manager; Terry Ryan takes interim role". Retrieved 2013-10-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Bill Smith given new job with Twins as top assistant". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2013-10-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Preceded by
Terry Ryan
Minnesota Twins General Manager
Succeeded by
Terry Ryan