As The Drana Group’s top baseball advisor and a chairman of its advisory committee, Sal plays a key role in the development and direction of the Baseball division and its clients.
Sal played 16 years in the major leagues, 11 seasons with the Oakland Athletics and 5 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers. While a member of the A’s, Sal had an outstanding career. He was captain of the A’s for 8 years and played a major role in Oakland’s three consecutive World Championships from 1972-74. Sal was a 4 time All-Star and still ranks as Oakland’s all time leader in games played (1410) and RBI’s (789).
In 1977, Sal moved to Milwaukee as a free agent, serving as the Brewer captain for 5 years. From 1992 through 2000, Sal served as the Milwaukee Brewers Senior Vice President for Baseball Operations and General Manager. In addition to managing all club player contracts, Sal was responsible for the drafting and signing of many current MLB stars; including Geoff Jenkins, Ben Sheets, Mark Loretta, Ronnie Bellard, and Bill Hall.
Sal attended Arizona State University where he was a standout third basemen before being drafted by the Kansas City Athletics in 1965. In 1965, Sal lead Arizona State to its first College World Series championship while being named CWS MVP. While Arizona State does not retire numbers, Sal is one of several former ASU stars to have his name on the outfield fence within Packard Stadium. Current MLB star Barry Bonds and Sal’s former teammate Reggie Jackson, also share their name on the fence with Sal.
Sal brings to The Drana Group unlimited experience and established credentials in contract negotiations, knowledge of the collective bargaining agreement, and many trusted relationships within the baseball community. Sal’s experiences as both a Major League All-Star and General Manager will provide The Drana Group and its clients with a level of expertise respected and admired by all of baseball.
Aside from working with the Brewers, Sal and former NBA star John McGlocklin teamed up to form the highly successful Bando McGlocklin Capitol Corporation. Actively involved in the Milwaukee community, Sal is on the advisory board of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Trustee of Cardinal Stritch University, and Director if the Middleton Doll Company. Sal is also on the board of the Child Abuse Prevention Fund and is a member if Legatus.