ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have locked up manager Brian Snitker for three more seasons after guiding the team to their first World Series title since 1995.
The Braves announced on Tuesday that they had exercised the option for the 2024 season on Snitker’s contract, an expected move for the hugely popular skipper who already had two more years on his current contract.
Snitker, 66, is a life sentence from the Braves, having spent more than four decades in the organization in various positions before eventually landing the post of league director in the 2016 season following the sacking of Fredi Gonzalez.
Snitker guided the Braves to four straight NL East titles, capped by this season’s surprising run to the World Series championship after the club went 88-73 in the regular season – the fewest wins of any team in the playoffs.
The Braves upset Milwaukee in the divisional round, knocked out the Los Angeles Dodgers in 106 wins in the NL Championship Series and beat the Houston Astros in a six-game World Series.
Snitker has a record of 441-390 in six seasons as a manager.
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