John Schuerholz

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John Schuerholz
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Schuerholz in 2010.
Born (1940-10-01) October 1, 1940 (age 74)
Baltimore, Maryland
Education Towson University
Occupation President, Atlanta Braves

John Schuerholz (/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 (1982 to 1990) as the club's General Manager. 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 was the General Manager with the Atlanta Braves from 1990 to 2007. In 2007 he was promoted to the post of the President of the club.

Personal life[edit]

Schuerholz was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a graduate of the Baltimore City College and Towson University. His generosity 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, who finished his six year career in the minor leagues with a .223 batting average,[1] was named manager of the Rome Braves (Atlanta's Class-A minor league affiliate) in 2014.[2]


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, replacing Terry McGuirk. Top assistant Frank Wren was named as his replacement.[3]

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.

In 2006, Schuerholz published a book, Built To Win, which chronicled his tenure with the Braves and some of his most important moves as a GM.[4]


  1. ^ "The Official Site of The Atlanta Braves: News: Atlanta Braves News". Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
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  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ McHenry, Justin (2006-03-27). "Book Review: Built to Win by John Schuerholz". Blogcritics. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 

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Sporting positions
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