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John Schuerholz
Born October 1, 1940 (1940-10-01) (age 69)
Baltimore, Maryland
Education Towson University
Occupation President, Atlanta Braves

John Schuerholz (pronounced /ˈʃɜrhɒlts/; born October 1, 1940) is the President of the Atlanta Braves of the National League. Before joining Atlanta, he spent twenty-two years with the Kansas City Royals organization, including nine as the club's GM. Among the teams he has built are the 1985 Royals and 1995 Braves, both world champions. His teams have also won their division 15 times. He is considered the king of scouting credited with an amazing farm system. In 2006, Schuerholz published a book, Built To Win, which chronicled his tenure with the Braves and shed light on some of his most important moves as a GM. After the release of the book, Schuerholz and longtime Braves pitcher Tom Glavine feuded over what Glavine called "secrets" that were released in the book.


Personal life

Schuerholz was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a graduate of the Baltimore City College and Towson University. His generousity to the university has been rewarded with his name on the baseball facility.

Schuerholz's son, Jonathan, was an Atlanta farmhand in the minor leagues from 2002–2007. Jonathan retired from baseball in August 2007 to go back to Auburn University to complete his business degree. The younger Schuerholz finished his six year career in the minor leagues with a .223 batting average.[1]


On October 11, 2007, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Schuerholz would be resigning as the Atlanta Braves General Manager, but promoted to Club President. Top assistant Frank Wren was named as his replacement.[2]

Schuerholz has sent many assistants to general manager positions around the league. The most recent is Dayton Moore, the former Director of Scouting and assistant GM was hired by the Kansas City Royals to replace Allard Baird.


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Preceded by
Joe Burke
Kansas City Royals General Manager
1981 - 1990
Succeeded by
Herk Robinson
Preceded by
Bobby Cox
Atlanta Braves General Manager
1990 - 2007
Succeeded by
Frank Wren
Preceded by
Terry McGuirk
Atlanta Braves President
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dallas Green
Sporting News Major League Baseball Executive of the Year
Succeeded by
Frank Cashen


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