John Schuerholz ’62 Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

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JOHN BOLAND SCHUERHOLZ JR.
Gifted team builder whose steady eye for talent consistently produced winning results. Learned his craft in the player personnel department of the mid-1960s Orioles before joining the expansion Royals. Developed talented Kansas City nucleus into an A.L. powerhouse, advancing to the post-season seven times in a 10-year stretch. Named general manager in 1981 and led franchise to first World Championship in 1985. Took over as Braves’ general manager and constructed rosters that would qualify for 14 straight post-seasons, winning five N.L. pennants and the 1995 Fall Classic. First GM to win World Series titles in both leagues. Continued as club president and vice chairman following his days as primary team architect.

John Schuerholz ’62 Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

More than 40 Towson alumni—James Gede ’53, Mike Gill ’74, Gary Gill ’74, Bill Stetka ’77, George Henderson ’62 and Molly Shock ’75—along with several teammates and relatives, made the trek to Cooperstown, New York, to honor John Schuerholz ’62 as he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The chairman of the Atlanta Braves and former TU baseball player has spent more than 50 years in Major League Baseball beginning with the minor league department of the Baltimore Orioles, then with the Kansas City Royals and the Atlanta Braves.

| 1 Missy Dudley, Gary Gill ’74, John Schuerholz ’62 and Mike Gill ’74

| 2 John Schuerholz and AVP of Alumni Relations Lori Armstrong

| 3 A placeholder held the spot for the future home of John Schuerholz’s Plaque Postcard

| 4 Susan Henderson ’64, Jim MacDonald, George Henderson ’63 and Bill Steka ’77