Rubén Amaro Jr. is a former professional baseball outfielder who played for the California Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cleveland Indians of the MLB. In his eight seasons in Major League Baseball between 1991 and 1998, Amaro appeared in 485 games, batting .235 with 16 home runs and 100 RBIs. After his playing career was over, Amaro immediately joined the Phillies front office, serving as the teams assistant GM for 10 years before taking over the GM position in 2008 following the Phillies World Series win. In his first three years as GM, the Phillies won the National League East divisional title, appeared in the 2009 World Series, and finished with the best record in baseball during the 2010 and 2011 regular seasons. On September 10, 2015, Amaro was let go by the Phillies and he joined the Red Sox in 2016 as the first base coach. Following the 2017 season, he was named the Mets’ first base coach. In 2020, he was hired as a television analyst for NBC Sports, covering the Phillies. Amaro is the co-founder of the Richie Ashburn Harry Kalas Foundation, which provides baseball camps for underprivileged children in the Delaware Valley. He also serves on the local YMCA board in Philadelphia.