Kevin Malone, named “The Best General Manager in the Game” in 1995, retired from professional baseball in 2001 after an illustrious 17 year career in which his teams earned a World Championship and several trips to the post-season.
Malone, a human trafficking “abolitionist” uses his talents, experiences and relationships to fight for the eradication of child sex slavery. In addition to being the founder and CEO of Kids Not For Sale, Kevin is also the Founder and Executive Director of Protect The P.A.T.H. (People Against Trafficking Humans), and President/Co-Founder of the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT).
Kevin Malone, named “The Best General Manager in the Game” in 1995, retired from professional baseball in 2001 after an illustrious 17 year career in which his teams earned a World Championship and several trips to the post-season. Major League Baseball Hall of Fame General Manager Pat Gillick stated the following about Kevin, “he is a dedicated, loyal, hard-working guy who is also a visionary and pushed the people around him to be better. Kevin’s an experienced winner whose leadership, team building skills, and management expertise helped him in restoring three different MLB franchises to prominence.”
Malone, a human trafficking “abolitionist” uses his talents, experiences and relationships to fight for the eradication of child sex slavery. Kevin is the Founder and Executive Director of Protect The P.A.T.H. (People Against Trafficking Humans), and President/Co-Founder of the United States Institute Against Human Trafficking. Both are ministries dedicated and committed to ending the sex slavery of minors in American cities, communities and neighborhoods. Each ministry seeks to bring awareness, prevention, rescue assistance and restoration to children. The model implemented is a proven, evidence-based approach that utilizes collaboration among experienced leaders, experts, survivors, professionals and service providers in all sectors of human trafficking to battle America’s “slave problem.” Malone believes that all people are called to seek justice, rescued the oppressed and defend the orphan. President Donald J. Trump appointed Kevin in October 2019 to his non-partisan Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking.
Kevin played baseball at the University of Louisville, where he is a member of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame, and in 1980 earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Administration. Drafted by the Cleveland Indians, Malone played one season in the NY-Penn League. In 1985, after working towards his Master’s Degree in Theology at Tennessee Temple Theological Seminary, Kevin joined the California Angels as part of the scouting and player development team. He also had stints with the Montreal Expos and Minnesota Twins, where he won a World Series ring as the Advance Scout for the exciting 1991 World Series defeating the Atlanta Braves. Kevin was named the General Manager of the Montreal Expos in 1994. Under his guidance, the Expos rose to national prominence and, in the strike shortened 94’ season, finished with the best record (74-40) in Major League Baseball.
In 1996, Kevin was named the Assistant General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles and helped assemble a club that advanced to the American League Championships in both 1996 and 1997. Kevin retired in 2001 from Major League Baseball after three years as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since retiring, Kevin worked for Fox Sports (Baseball Analyst) and ESPN’s Baseball Tonight (Trade Analyst). Kevin in 2005 began a start-up business venture as an owner of the new Mercedes-Benz of Valencia.
Malone is actively involved in numerous ministry and charitable organizations including; Inner City Visions (providing L.A. gang communities help), ToGETher Freedom, and located in Israel; Hope for Israel, Hayovel, and World Emunah. Kevin was an Executive Producer on two films and also helped create the ‘Shawn Movie’ the film about his son’s miraculous healing from a traumatic brain injury. In February 2015 Kevin became an ordained minister. He has been married to Marilyn for 39 years. They relocated to Las Vegas from L.A. in February of 2018 to fight child sex slavery. They have two children, Shannon and Shawn.
Watch this biopic about Kevin Malone that gives a glimpse into his story and why he founded Kids Not For Sale and the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking.