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Brian Snitker is an American professional baseball coach and former player who is the manager of the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Snitker has been in the Braves organization in different roles since playing in their minor league organization from 1977 to 1980. He became their manager in 2016.
|Net Worth||$20 million|
Brian Gerald Snitker was born on October 17, 1955 (age 66 years) in Decatur, Illinois, United States. His mother is Katherine Snitker. Brian played right field for the 1971 Macon High School baseball team in Illinois. The team’s surprising run to the state championship tournament was documented in Chris Ballard’s 2012 book One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season.
As a youth, Snitker also played American Legion Baseball, an experience that he said in a 2018 interview, “Gave me the platform to be seen because there are always scouts at American Legion games. It had a big part on my development as a player and helped me get a jump on a professional career.” Snitker is a graduate of the University of New Orleans.
Snitker joined the Braves organization in the minor leagues as a player in 1977, playing through 1980. He played mostly catcher and some first base in the minor leagues, registering a slash line of .254/.316/.390 with 23 home runs in 780 at-bats.
Following his release in 1980, Snitker remained with the Braves as a roving instructor and was hired as a minor league manager for the Anderson Braves in 1982, before moving to the Durham Bulls the following season. He also managed the Macon Braves, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Greenville Braves, Mississippi Braves and Richmond Braves, all in the Braves farm system.
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He was also the Atlanta Braves bullpen coach in 1985 and 1988–1990. A few of his honours during his fifteen-year run as a minor league manager are winning two championships with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 1999 and 2000, and in those same years, he won the Carolina League Manager of the Year.
From 2007 to 2013, Snitker served as the Braves’ third-base coach. He was named to that position on October 3, 2006, replacing Fredi González, who left to join the Florida Marlins as manager. When González was named Braves manager for the 2011 season after Bobby Cox’s retirement, Snitker was kept on as third-base coach. On October 14, 2013, Snitker was named the manager of the Braves Triple-A club, the Gwinnett Braves.
Brian Snitker was named Atlanta’s interim manager on May 17, 2016, replacing Fredi González, who was fired. On October 11, 2016, the Braves named Snitker their full-time manager for the 2017 season. The team announced on October 5, 2017, that Snitker would return as manager for the 2018 season. On October 15, 2018, the Braves gave Snitker a two-year contract extension with a club option for 2021.
On November 13, 2018, Brian Snitker was awarded the National League Manager of the Year Award for the 2018 season. Snitker shared that year’s Sporting News National League Manager of the Year Award with Craig Counsell. In 2019, he led the Braves to their second consecutive division title. Snitker and Counsell were named finalists for the National League Manager of the Year Award in 2019, losing to Mike Shildt.
On October 23, 2019, Snitker won his second Sporting News National League Manager of the Year Award. In February 2020, Snitker agreed to another contract extension with the Braves, through the 2021 season. On September 22, 2020, he led them to a third straight NL East Division title as the Braves defeated the Marlins, 11–1.
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Brian Snitker led the Braves to a 2–0 series sweep over the Cincinnati Reds in the National League Wild Card Series, which was their first postseason series victory since 2001. Although they reached the NLCS for the first time in 19 years, the Braves lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games despite holding a 3–1 lead in the series.
On February 26, 2021, Snitker signed another extension to remain with the Braves through the 2023 season with a club option for 2024.
Brian Snitker is married to his girlfriend Veronica Ronnie, they had their wedding in the 1990s. Brian and his wife Veronica Snitker have two children, Troy Snitker and Troy Michael Snitker. Snitker’s mother Katherine died in March 2019. However, in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, Snitker’s son Troy Snitker was drafted by the Braves in the 19th round and traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in March 2013. After retiring as a player, Troy joined the Houston Astros organization as a coach. The Atlanta Braves will face the Houston Astros in the 2021 World Series, making the series a family affair for the Snikers’.
Brian Snitker net worth
How much is Brian Snitker worth? Brian Snitker net worth is estimated at around $20 million. his salary is around $5 million and his main source of income is from his career as a baseball player and coach. Snitker successful career has earned in some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest and influential baseball coaches in the United States.