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John Schuerholz

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[edit] Biographical Information

John Schuerholz got his start in baseball as a Baltimore Orioles executive working as a Administrative Assistant to Minor League Clubs from 1967 to 1968. He spent twenty-two years with the Kansas City Royals organization. He was the farm director in 1976, Scouting Director from 1977 to 1980, assistant GM in 1981, and GM from 1982 to 1990. He is currently the General Manager of the Atlanta Braves, a position he has held since October 1990. 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. Following the 2007 season Schuerholz stepped down from the GM post to become the Braves team President.

Schuerholz is a graduate of Towson University. His generosity to the university has been rewarded with his name on the athletic complex.

Son, Jonathan Schuerholz played in the minors for the Braves from 2002-2007 topping out with the AAA Richmond Braves.

In 2006 Schuerholz wrote Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest GM


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

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1st Round - Royals

Other Notable Selections - Royals


1st Round - Braves

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Royals

Braves

[edit] Significant Signings

Royals

Braves


[edit] Related Sites

Baseball America's John Schuerholz Executive Database

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