Melvin, a graduate of
Chatham-Kent Secondary School excelled in all sports
during his high school years, and went on to play professional baseball
in the Pittsburgh Pirate and New York Yankee
organizations. Doug is considered by many of his former
coaches and fellow competitors to be the best all-round
athlete ever to come out of Chatham.
Doug Melvin pitched in the minor leagues for six seasons,
going 29-19 with a 3.43 ERA. He spent 1972 and 1973 in the
Pittsburgh Pirates farm system, missed the 1974 season due
to injury, and then played in the New York Yankees
organization from 1975 to 1978.
Melvin worked with the New York Yankees as a Baseball
Operations Assistant from 1983 to 1984 and as the Yankees
Director of Scouting in 1985. He moved to the Baltimore
Orioles as the Special Assistant to former General Manager
Roland Hemond in 1987 before being named the Orioles
Assistant GM and Director of Player Personnel which he held
from 1988 to 1993.
Melvin was then General Manager of the Texas Rangers from 1994 to
2001. He worked as a consultant in the Boston Red Sox Minor
League Operations department before being hired by the
Brewers in 2002.
Melvin has been General Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers
Melvin would be the big brother, a burger-and-beer kind
of guy. "Laid Back" is by far the most
common response from those asked to describe his personality.
A former Minor League pitcher for the Pirates and
Yankees, Melvin's strength is in identifying talent.