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Gordon Ian Ash (born December 20, 1951 in Torontomarker, Ontariomarker) is vice president and assistant general manager for the Milwaukee Brewers. He was the general manager for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1995 to 2001.

Ash received a Bachelor of Arts degree from York Universitymarker in 1974. After graduating, he started at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce working in a branch. In 1978, he joined the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club in the ticket department. He quickly became Operations Supervisor in 1979, Assistant Director of Stadium Operations in 1980, Administrator of Player Personnel in 1984, and Assistant General Manager in 1989.

From 1995 to 2001, he was the general manager. During his time he made many noteworthy draft picks such as Roy Halladay, Craig Wilson, and Ryan Freel in 1995, Billy Koch in 1996, Vernon Wells, Michael Young, and Orlando Hudson in 1997, Felipe López in 1998, and Alex Ríos in 1999. A number of these prospects, most notably Michael Young, ended up being traded away before they fully developed. During his tenure, Toronto would finish no higher then 3rd in the AL East and the Blue Jays ended up with a record of 541-575 over that span. After being replaced by J.P. Ricciardi, in 2001, he became a Baseball Analyst for TSN before he was appointed assistant general manager for the Milwaukee Brewers.

With Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and pitcher Ben Sheets, Ash is an investor in the Milwaukee Admirals minor league hockey team.


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