Ken Schrom, the 2005 Texas League Executive of the Year, enters his seventh season as club president and 12th full year with the franchise.
Ken joined the then-unnamed Hooks in the autumn of 2003 after 16 years as a top executive in the front office of the El Paso Diablos. Many of those years Schrom served as vice president and director of marketing and sales for the Diablos, who during their heyday in the '80s and '90s, were regarded as one of the most influential and innovative franchises in all of professional sports.
During a seven-year career as a pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians, Schrom notched a 51-51 lifetime record with a 4.81 ERA and 22 complete games. In 1983 he was named Twins Pitcher of the Year after posting a 15-8 record and 3.71 ERA. Three years later, Ken was Cleveland's Opening Day starter in a win at Baltimore and bolted to a 10-2 first half with the Indians, earning a spot on the 1986 American League All-Star team.
Schrom was drafted by the California Angels out of the University of Idaho, where he played football and baseball. In September of 2007, the Vandals honored Ken with induction into their Athletics Hall of Fame. Others in his inaugural induction class included Jerry Kramer, a guard for the Green Bay Packers during their 1960s glory years, and Gus Johnson, a five-time All-Star during his 11-year NBA career.
Originally from Grangeville, Idaho, Ken and his wife Cindy, an interior designer, now live in Portland. They have two adult children, Kayla and Jared.