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Atlanta Braves to leave Turner Field

ATLANTA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves plan to move to a new stadium, leaving Turner Field after the 2016 season, team President John Schuerholz said Monday.

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Braves to retire Chipper Jones' number

Braves to retire Chipper Jones' number

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves said Tuesday they will retire third baseman Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's Hall of Fame.

Braves extend general manager's contract

ATLANTA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Atlanta Braves General Manager Frank Wren has been given a contract extension through the 2014 season, the National League team said Friday.

Braves announcer Skip Caray dies at 68

ATLANTA, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Longtime Atlanta Braves broadcaster Skip Caray died in his sleep at his Atlanta home Sunday, the team reported. He was 68.

Angels' Stoneman steps down

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Bill Stoneman, general manager of the Los Angeles Angels since 1999, announced Tuesday he is moving down to role of senior adviser.

Schuerholz rises to Braves presidency

ATLANTA, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- John Schuerholz Thursday was elevated to team president of the Atlanta Braves.

Andruw Jones won't return to Braves in '08

ATLANTA, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Gold Glove center fielder Andruw Jones will not return to the Atlanta Braves next season.

Braves' Gonzalez done for the season

ATLANTA, May 25 (UPI) -- Atlanta Braves reliever Mike Gonzalez needs Tommy John ligament surgery on his left shoulder, and is done for the 2007 season.

Hampton out for season with bad elbow

ATLANTA, April 10 (UPI) -- Atlanta lefthander Mike Hampton will miss the 2007 season because of an injured pitching elbow.

Braves' Catcher McCann gets new contract

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., March 22 (UPI) -- All-Star catcher Brian McCann has signed a six-year contract extension worth some $27.8 million with the Atlanta Braves, the team announced Thursday.

Atlanta Braves dump Marcus Giles

ATLANTA, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Atlanta Braves second baseman Marcus Giles is a free agent after the team refused to offer him a contract for the 2007 season.

Braves, Mariners in pitcher swap

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves Thursday completed a deal with the Seattle Mariners, trading starting pitcher Horacio Ramirez for reliever Rafael Soriano.

Braves shake up coaching staff

ATLANTA, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Atlanta has made a number of coaching moves for next season, including replacing third base coach Fredi Gonzalez, who was named Florida manager Tuesday.

Smoltz to return to Braves next season

ATLANTA, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves said Thursday that veteran right-hander John Smoltz will return to the team in the 2007 season.
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John Schuerholz (pronounced /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 as the club's GM. 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 is considered the king of scouting credited with an amazing farm system. In 2006, Schuerholz published a book, Built To Win, which chronicled his tenure with the Braves and shed light on some of his most important moves as a GM. After the release of the book, Schuerholz and longtime Braves pitcher Tom Glavine feuded over what Glavine called "secrets" that were released in the book.

Schuerholz was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a graduate of the Baltimore City College and Towson University. His generousity 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.

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