How the 1995 Atlanta Braves were built


Like many of us, John Schuerholz cannot believe it has been 25 years. 

“No, that’s impossible,” he said. “It is a glorious memory in my mind. I have a lot of great ones, but that one is right up there at the top.” 

Somehow, it was indeed 25 years ago that the Braves won the World Series, the only one they have won since moving to Atlanta. 

“That team didn’t just suddenly show up in 1995,” Schuerholz, the Braves’ general manager at the time, said in a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It was a building process that began when Bobby Cox was general manager, and he and (former long-time Braves scouting director) Paul Snyder focused on gathering the most talented amateur players…

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