Atlanta Braves' pitchers Kyle Davies and Chuck James, Richmond Manager Brian Snitker, Mississippi pitcher Chris Waters, and Myrtle Beach catcher Clint Sammons will join BravesCenter's Bill Shanks in Macon Saturday signing copies of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team.
The event will be held at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in downtown Macon from 1-3 pm on Saturday. The Hall of Fame is located at 301 Cherry Street in Macon. Click here for directions to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
Scout's Honor is a look inside the Braves' scouting and player development philosophies. It includes profiles of how the Braves scouted and developed Davies, James, and Waters. The book also examines how the traditional scouting practices have led to an unprecedented fourteen straight division crowns for the Braves.
Davies started fourteen games for Atlanta last year after being called up the first week of June. He went 7-6 with a 4.93 ERA. After putting up terrific stats in three levels of the minor leagues, James was called up to Atlanta the last few weeks of the season and pitched in two games, giving up only one earned run in 5.2 innings pitched.
Waters started seventeen games last year in Myrtle Beach and is expected to pitch in either AA or AAA in 2006. Sammons, a former University of Georgia star, had a fantastic season for the Rome Braves last year and is expected to go to Myrtle Beach next season.
Snitker will start his 16th season as a minor league manager in 2006. He's been a player, coach, or manager in the Braves' organization since 1977. He has a career record of 1083-1059 as a minor league manager. Snitker also spent four seasons in Atlanta as a coach.
Admission into the Hall of Fame is $5. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Davies & James signing Scout's Honor Saturday
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