St. James Armenian Church Men’s Club to Meet on September 10


WATERTOWN, Mass. — On Monday, September 10, Zack Minasian, administrative assistant to Boston Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine, will be the speaker at the joint dinner meeting of the St. James Armenian Church Men’s Club and the Holy Trinity Armenian Church Men’s Club. The topic will be “A Baseball Life.”

Minasian is in his 28th year in professional baseball. He was hired by the Boston Red Sox organization as the administrative assistant to the manager at the beginning of the 2012 season.

He was previously appointed equipment and home clubhouse manager for the Texas Rangers in 1994 after six years as the visiting clubhouse manager in Texas, ultimately spending 22 years in the organization.

As a teenager, Minasian mentored under the Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda, working in the Dodgers organization in the late 1960s as a minor league clubhouse attendant and equipment manager in Ogden, Utah. Minasian was selected by his peers as

Equipment Manager of the Year in 2008. He previously worked with Caps for Kids, a charitable organization dedicated to giving caps signed by athletes, entertainers and other celebrities to children who are suffering from cancer, and has worked with other sports-relat-

ed charitable organizations over the years. Minasian and his wife, Barbara, reside in Chicago during the off-season. They have four sons and two granddaughters: Lola, almost 3, and Minka, 1. Their son, Rudy, is an entrepreneur in Chicago; Perry is director of professional scouting for the Toronto Blue Jays; Calvin is a Minor League equipment coordinator for the Washington Nationals and Zack is the director of professional scouting for the

Milwaukee Brewers. The social hour starts with mezza at 6:15 p.m. following by a complete Armenian dinner at 7 p.m.; tickets are $12 per person. The dinner meeting will be at the St. James Armenian Church Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center-Keljik Hall, 465 Mount Auburn St. Women are welcome.