2014 January Luncheon with Chuck A. and Jack Z.

written by Mikaela Cowles on January 13, 2014 in Luncheons with no comments

On Deck 2014 January Lunch with Jack and Chuck

In less than a week, Chuck Armstrong and Jack Zduriencik will join RBI Club members and guests for our 2014 January Luncheon.

Excited to hear stories from Armstrong’s past and get an idea of Zduriencik’s outlook for the season? We are too! Until then, wet your whistle with a little background on each of them:


Chuck Armstrong
After 28 years as the Seattle Mariners President and Chief Operating Officer, Chuck Armstrong announced his retirement, effective January 31, 2014. Armstrong’s replacement has yet to be announced.

Through the, “Good times and not-so-good times since 1984,” the goal was always to win a World Series said Armstrong. His only regret – not being able to do so.

Throughout his career, Armstrong has been active in Major League Baseball (MLB). He has served on several boards including: the board of MLB Enterprises, Inc., the Commissioner’s Special Committee for On-Field Matters, MLB’s International Committee and the Commissioner’s Ticketing Review Committee.


Jack Zduriencik
Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President and General Manager (GM) of Baseball Operations, Jack Zduriencik’s baseball career didn’t begin in the front office. It started on the field. From 1973 – 74 he played second base in the Chicago White Sox farm system.

But, following his playing days he left the professional scene to coach football and baseball. His stint away from professional baseball was relatively brief. In 1983, he returned to the game as a scout.

Over 30 years later, Zduriencik has worked with five different MLB organizations. Joining the Mariners in 2008, he has been our eighth full-time GM ever since.

Jack Zduriencik Career Timeline
Football & Baseball Coach, Austin Peay State University — 1975-77
Football & Baseball Coach, Clairton High School (Pittsburgh) — 1977-80
Football & Baseball Coach, Tarpon Springs High School (Florida) — 1980-82
Area Scout, New York Mets — 1983-89
Director of Scouting, Pittsburgh Pirates — 1991-93
National Crosschecker, New York Mets — 1990, 1994-95
Director, Minor League Operations, New York Mets – Jan., 1995-Jan., 1998
Special Assistant to the General Manager, New York Mets — Jan. 16, 1998-Oct., 1998
Director, International Operations, Los Angeles Dodgers — Oct. 30, 1998-Oct., 1999
Director of Scouting, Milwaukee Brewers — Oct. 25, 1999-March 13, 2006
Special Assistant to the General Manager/Director Amateur Scouting, Milwaukee Brewers — March 14, 2006-Jan. 14, 2008
Vice President, Special Assistant to the General Manager for Player Personnel, Milwaukee Brewers — Jan. 15, 2008-Oct. 21, 2008
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Seattle Mariners — Oct. 22, 2008- Present