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Brian Gerald Snitker

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[edit] Biographical Information

Snitker with MLB umpires and an Army soldier in 2007

Brian Snitker has been affiliated with the Atlanta Braves for 40 years. A catcher, he played in the team's farm system from 1977 to 1980. After retiring as a player, he was a longtime coach and manager in the Braves organization. He was also the Braves bullpen coach in 1985 and again from 1988 to 1990. In 1991 he returned to the minors as a coach with the Macon Braves. He would manage Macon in 1992 before moving back to the coaching ranks with the Greenville Braves for the 1993-1994 seasons. Snitker was named Atlanta's third base coach beginning in 2007 season. He held the position until the 2013 season, then was succeeded by Doug Dascenzo.

After managing the Braves' AAA affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves, starting in 2014, he was appointed interim manager of the major league Braves on May 17, 2016, following the firing of Fredi Gonzalez.


Preceded by
Fredi Gonzalez
Atlanta Braves Manager
2016-
Succeeded by
current

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1982 Anderson Braves South Atlantic League 72-70 5th Atlanta Braves
1983 Durham Bulls Carolina League 59-78 6th Atlanta Braves
1984 Durham Bulls Carolina League 68-72 5th Atlanta Braves Lost League Finals
1986 Sumter Braves South Atlantic League 77-60 3rd Atlanta Braves
1987 Durham Bulls Carolina League 65-75 7th Atlanta Braves
1992 Macon Braves South Atlantic League 58-81 13th Atlanta Braves
1996 Danville Braves Appalachian League 37-29 5th Atlanta Braves
1997 Macon Braves South Atlantic League 80-60 1st Atlanta Braves Lost in 2nd round
1998 Macon Braves South Atlantic League 69-72 8th Atlanta Braves Lost in 1st round
1999 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League 79-60 2nd Atlanta Braves Co-Champs
2000 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League 88-52 1st Atlanta Braves League Champs
2001 Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League 71-67 3rd Atlanta Braves
2002 Greenville Braves Southern League 65-69 7th Atlanta Braves
2003 Greenville Braves Southern League 68-70 5th Atlanta Braves
2004 Greenville Braves Southern League 63-76 9th Atlanta Braves
2005 Mississippi Braves Southern League 64-68 6th Atlanta Braves
2006 Richmond Braves International League 57-86 14th Atlanta Braves
2014 Gwinnett Braves International League 65-77 12th Atlanta Braves
2015 Gwinnett Braves International League 77-67 5th (t) Atlanta Braves
2016 Gwinnett Braves International League 19-20 -- Atlanta Braves replaced on May 17 by John Moses
Atlanta Braves National League Atlanta Braves replaced Fredi Gonzalez (9-28) on May 17

[edit] Further Reading

  • Howard Megdal: "Braves manager Brian Snitker has simple mantra after 4 decades: 'Enjoy every day'", USA Today Sports, June 23, 2016. [1]

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