• September 13, 2007 - 11:51 PM

When Terry Ryan (above) resigned as Twins general manager Thursday, he was the second-longest-tenured GM in the majors. Here's a look at the top five before Ryan's resignation:

• Taking Ryan's place in the top five: ex-Twin outfielder Billy Beane, Oakland's GM since Oct. 17, 1997

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GM Team Hired
John Schuerholz  Atlanta 1990
Terry Ryan Twins 1994
Walt Jocketty St. Louis 1994
Kevin Towers San Diego 1995
Brian Sabean San Francisco  1996