Tuesday, March 14, 2017

John Schuerholz

I was excited to get back a through-the-mail autograph request this week - the first one since June of last year. Mr. Schuerholz included a signed business card and a short note explaining that he does not sign blank note cards (hence the business card).

From the Hall of Fame website, "Schuerholz, who becomes the sixth Hall of Fame electee whose primary job function was team building (among non-owners), laid the groundwork for the Royals 1985 World Series championship team as farm director and general manager, then moved to the Braves. As general manager, and later president and vice chairman in Atlanta, Schuerholz built a club that qualified for 14 consecutive postseasons, advanced to five World Series and won the crown in 1995. He was the first general manager to lead teams to World Series titles in both the American and National Leagues, and in 25 of his 26 seasons as a GM Schuerholz’s teams finished in third place or better."