Ken Schrom, a former Texas League Executive of the Year, is in his fifth season as the club's president and his 10th full year with the franchise.
Ken joined the Hooks in the autumn of 2003 after a 16-year run as a top executive in the front office of the El Paso Diablos. Many of those years Schrom served as the vice president and director of marketing and sales for the Diablos, which during its heyday in the '80s and '90s was 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 the Twins Pitcher of the Year after posting a 15-8 record with a 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 him a spot on the 1986 American League All-Star team.
Schrom was drafted into pro ball by the Angels out of the University of Idaho, where he was a two-sport (football and baseball) athlete. In September of 2007, Ken was honored as an inaugural inductee into the Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame. Others in his inaugural induction class included Jerry Kramer, who went on to greatness as a guard for the Green Bay Packers during their glory days in the 1960s, and Gus Johnson, a five-time All-Star during his 11-year career in the NBA.
Originally from Grangeville, Idaho, Ken and his wife Cindy, an interior designer, now live in Portland. They have two grown children, Kayla and Jared.