John Schuerholz named to Georgia Sports HOF

John Schuerholz will be going into one Hall of Fame next year. It might be the first of two if he can also be called to Cooperstown.

Braves president John Schuerholz was named Wednesday as a new member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Schuerholz will be inducted on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Macon City Auditorium.

Schuerholz joined the Braves in October of 1990 and in his first season the Braves won their first division title in nine seasons. The Braves went from worst-to-first in 1991, and it was their first of 14 straight division championships.

The Braves won the World Series in 1995 under Schuerholz’s leadership. After the 2007 season, Schuerholz was promoted to the president of the Braves. He is currently spearheading the Braves’ move into Sun Trust Park.

Schuerholz will join several members of the Braves organization in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, including John Smoltz, Ernie Johnson, Bobby Cox, Dale Murphy, Hank Aaron, Phil Niekro and Ted Turner.

He'll also join the following Hall of Famers for the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2015: Charlie Ward, Alec Kessler, Hope Spivey, Bobby Hendley, Willie McClendon, William Fulcher and Reg Murphy.

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