John Schuerholz (//; 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 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.
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 finished his six year career in the minor leagues with a .223 batting average.
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.
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.
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:06:15 -0700
"The Braves Alumni Weekend is a unique opportunity for fans to see the stars they grew up cheering for," said Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz. "We cherish the legacies of our former players and are excited to welcome them back each season, ...
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:29:08 -0700
Danville is once again coached by Jonathan Schuerholz, the son of current Braves President John Schuerholz. He's a young manager at age 31 and he's instructed his players to not call him "Coach." They're only allowed to call him "Skip" or by his name ...
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:42:20 -0700
Manager John Schuerholz, in his second season as skipper of the team, looks to bring Danville its third Appalachian League Championship this summer. A number of talented young arms will be taking the mound for the D-Braves this summer. Many 2013 ...
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:59:21 -0700
Following the blueprint previous general managers Bobby Cox and John Schuerholz used while winning a record 14 consecutive division titles, Atlanta has continued to place an emphasis on scouting and development. When overseeing his first Draft as the ...
Thu, 30 May 2013 14:32:29 -0700
"They ought to do a story on ESPN," John Schuerholz said. "Towson Tigers of 2013: attitude and character, toughness and determination." It's been 51 years since Schuerholz graduated from Towson University and nearly 40 years since he was inducted into ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 01:26:47 -0700
Since Bobby Cox and John Schuerholz turned around the organization in the early 1990s to now, the Braves' drafting and subsequent player development has been its staple. It has produced two future Hall of Famers in Chipper Jones and Tom Glavine, key ...
Kansas City Star
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:13:59 -0700
Burke served as general manager until October 1981, when he was succeeded by John Schuerholz. Burke became club president and continued to serve as the club president until his death from cancer in 1992. The Royals have had six general managers in ...
The Albany Herald
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:44:42 -0700
... Braves selected him as a center fielder. The Braves continued a trend of keeping their general manager bloodlines in-house in the eighth round. In 2002, Atlanta selected Jonathan Schuerholz, the son of then-GM John Schuerholz, in the same draft ...
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