John Mullen (baseball executive)

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John W. Mullen (September 30, 1924 – April 3, 1991) was an American Major League Baseball executive from 1947 to 1990 with the Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros.

Born in Maine, Mullen served as the farm system director and head of minor league operations with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves from 1960 to 1966.

In 1967, Mullen became the executive assistant to the general manager of the Houston Astros. He held the title until 1979.

Mullen returned to the Braves as their general manager in 1979 after the death of Bill Lucas. Led by sluggers Dale Murphy and Bob Horner, the Braves won the 1982 National League West Division championship during Mullen's tenure in the job. After being replaced by Bobby Cox in 1986, Mullen served as vice president and assistant general manager of the Braves until 1990.

John Mullen died at age 66 in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 3, 1991.


Preceded by
Bill Lucas
Atlanta Braves General Manager
1979 to 1986
Succeeded by
Bobby Cox