Mike Tamburro was named President of the Pawtucket Red Sox in January 1985 after serving as General Manager of the PawSox from 1977-1984.
During his 35 years with the club, Tamburro has led a remarkable transformation that has seen the Pawtucket Red Sox rise from a once-bankrupt organization to one of the strongest and most successful franchises in professional baseball. Under Tamburro's leadership, the PawSox have gone from drawing 70,000 fans in 1977 to over 575,000 fans in each of the past eight seasons.
Tamburro is the only International League front office employee ever to earn the circuit's Executive of the Year Award, presented annually since 1964, five times (1984, 1988, 2001, 2004, 2008).
Mike has served on the baseball industry's most prominent committees. In addition to serving on the MiLB Board of Trustees, Mike is a founding board member of BIRCO (Baseball Internet Rights Corp.) and a Director of the International League. Mike also served as Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee charged to find a new President of Minor League Baseball for 2008 and beyond.
Tamburro is involved with a number of local charities and sits on several charitable boards. He also helped create the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Foundation that supports numerous charitable groups throughout New England.
He has served on the Minor League Baseball Board of Trustees as the IL representative since 2004 and was also the league's representative from 1992-97. Mike was the Triple-A at-large BOT representative from 2001-03.