Atlanta Braves general manager and TU grad to receive top honor
TOWSON, Md. (April 27, 2007)—Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager John Schuerholz is Towson University’s Distinguished Alumnus for 2007.
A Baltimore native, Schuerholz earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Towson University in 1962. After a brief time with the Baltimore Orioles, he moved to Kansas City in 1968, where he climbed the ranks of the Royals to become general manager of the organization in 1981. He joined the Atlanta Braves in 1990 as executive vice president and general manager.
In Schuerholz’s 16 seasons as general manager of the Braves, the team has won five National League pennants, one World Series and a record-setting 14 consecutive division titles. Schuerholz’s professional honors include the prestigious Baseball America Lifetime Achievement Award, United Press International’s Executive of the Year, and Sporting News magazine’s Major League Executive of the Year.
Schuerholz currently serves on the board of directors for Camp Sunshine, a summer camp for children with cancer, and the YES! Atlanta program for at-risk youth. He was inducted into Towson University’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1973 and is an active member of the TU Board of Visitors.
The TU Distinguished Alumni award is presented annually to one member of the TU alumni community who exemplifies continued professional development, success in his or her field, and a commitment to Towson University. The award has been conferred since 1958.
For more information on the Distinguished Alumni award, contact the Towson University Office of Alumni Relations at 410-704-2234.