John Schuerholz

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Birthdate 10/01/1940
Death Date
Debut Year 2007
Year of Induction 2017
Teams Braves, Royals
Position Executive

John Schuerholz spent 26 years as GM of the Royals and Braves. His teams won 16 division titles, 6 pennants and two World Series Championships.

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As GM, John Schuerholz oversaw the Braves 14 straight division championships

As GM, John Schuerholz oversaw the Braves 14 straight division championships

Most associate John Schuerholz as the architect of the Braves during their great run. Atlanta won 14 consecutive divisional championships and one World Series. He arrived in Atlanta as their GM after the 1990 season. The Braves he inherited were dismal. They lost 90 or more games in four straight se
As Royals GM, Schuerholz wrote the successful appeal of George Brett's Pine Tar Game

As Royals GM, Schuerholz wrote the successful appeal of George Brett's Pine Tar Game

After George Brett’s infamous Pine Tar homer was wiped away by the umpires, John Schuerholz had to file a letter of formal protest as the KC general manager. Shown here is a questionnaire in which Schuerholz writes of the protest letter and the events surrounding the Pine Tar game. Interesting to

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