Roger WexelbergPresident & General Manager
Roger Wexelberg is entering his first season as President & General Manager of the Chicago Rush. Roger has been involved with several minor league baseball organizations during the past 27 years. Most recently he headed the two-time Northern League Champion Gary SouthShore RailCats.
In 2001, as general manager he became the first employee of the team where he established and built the organization into one of the most respected and successful minor league baseball organizations in the country. During his nine years of involvement with the club as an owner, president or general manager he oversaw continued growth both on and off the field. For his work he was named the Northern League Executive of the Year in 2005 while the RailCats were named the Northern League Organization of the Year in 2006.
Roger began his sports career in 1984 with a seven season stint with the Texas Rangers Triple A club in Oklahoma City. He started as an intern and worked his way up to assistant general manager before leaving to become the general manager of the Ft. Myers Miracle, the Minnesota Twins Class A team in the Florida State League. During his four seasons (1990-93) as the Miracle general manager he also oversaw the Twins Spring Training operations in 1992-93. He then served as the Chicago Cubs Double A general manager in Orlando from 1994-1997. For the past year he has headed up business development for the Times Media Company located in Munster, Indiana which, among other products, publishes the leading newspaper in Northwest Indiana.
A Chicagoland native, Wexelberg grew up in south suburban Harvey and graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1983. He currently resides in Northwest Indiana with his wife and two children.
@ New Orleans VooDoo
@ Orlando Predators