Tim has established himself as one of the premier starting pitchers in the gameTim Hudson gets new deal from Braves Mar 01, 2005
When we structure our roster, we are able to do so with the utmost confidence because we are putting these players in the hands of Bobby Cox, who I believe is the best manager in baseballBraves extend Cox's contract through 2005 Apr 05, 2004
We are excited to have a player of Eli's ability and versatility on our rosterBraves sign Marrero through 2005 Feb 23, 2004
We knew he was in a lot of discomfort; the whole world didJohn Smoltz has elbow surgery Oct 08, 2003
We're delighted this issue is resolved and that we can now focus on his stature as a pitcher and his production to our teamIn Sports from United Press International Feb 18, 2003
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.