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World Series Champs Include Four Mason Alumni

November 3, 2015

Four Mason alums are World Series champions.

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore, assistant general manager of player personnel J.J. Picollo, director of scouting Lonnie Goldberg, and area scout Ken Munoz all played key roles in the team winning its first World Series since 1985.


Mason alumni on the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals team are (left to right) Lonnie Goldberg (BSED ’94), Director of Scouting; Ken Munoz (BSED ’94), Regional Scout; JJ Picollo (BA ’94), Assistant General Manager, Player Personnel; and Dayton Moore, (BSED ’91, MS ’93), General Manager. Photo by Alexis Glenn.


Kansas City needed only five games to pull out the best-of-seven series against the New York Mets, including the clinching 7-2 win in 12 innings in the early morning hours Monday in New York.

Moore played for George Mason's baseball team in 1989 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's in athletic administration (now called sport management). Both academic programs are part of the university's College of Education and Human Development. Also graduating with a physical education degree were Goldberg and Munoz.

Dayton Moore remains close to Bill Brown, the George Mason coach he played under who continues as head coach of the Patriots. Moore returns to the Mason campus frequently to speak to and inspire students about qualities of leadership and character that lead to professional and personal success, including respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship.

Moore was named George Mason University's Alumnus of the Year in 2015.

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The original version of this article was written by Preston Williams for Mason News.


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