The NL Manager of the Year 2018, Brian Snitker, is the manager of the Atlanta Braves. Brian also served as the coach of the Braves organization for several years. He also played for the team in the early days. Moreover, he also won the Sporting News National League Manager Award in 2019 on October 23. Braves extended his contract for three years in 2021.
The University of New Orleans graduate, Brian, joined the Atlanta Braves in 1977, and since then, he has been with them in different roles. Snitker is also named the finalist for the NL Manager of the Year 2019, as his managing journey started in 2016.
The former MLB player was born on October 17, 1955, in Decatur, Illinois, with American nationality and white ethnicity. Brian shares married life happily with his wife Ronnie Snitker, and they also have two children named Troy and Erin.
Despite huge popularity and fame, Brian Snitker cannot be listed as the highest-paid manager. As reported by most news portals, he is among the five lowest-paid managers in MLB history. Besides, Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants and Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs are the highest-paid managers of the MLB teams in 2019.
He receives a salary of $800,000 per annum from the Braves organization. Well, it can be considered that his total net worth in 2022 will be in six digits figure. Brian earned a decent amount from his playing as well as coaching career.
As per the reports, the MLB players received a salary of around $150,000 in the 1980s, so Brian must also have accepted that range. As he played for more than five seasons in MLB, his total career earnings can be assumed to be over $500,000 from playing career.
In addition, he served as the coach of the Braves from 1985 to 2013, which is around two decades. Well, during that time, he collected an extraordinary sum.
Brian signed his first contract as a manager with Atlanta Braves in 2016. Later, he extended his contract for two years in 2018. The contract amount is not yet revealed, but per the reports, his salary will increase to some extent each season.
The 64 years old former baseball player and coach has been enjoying his married life for almost two decades. After dating her for a long time, Brian walked down the aisle with his girlfriend, Ronnie Snitker. They both met each other on a blind date. It is not much about their personal life, but the couple has appeared at some public functions together.
Brian and his wife completed sixty years of age, and despite being old, the couple hasn't reported any misunderstanding in their marital life. Brian managed his married life and baseball career side by side. Brian's wife was born Veronica M. Sylvester in Pennsylvania on August 15, 1965.
The awesome Snitker couple shares two children. Their elder son was born on December 5, 1988, and their second son Eric was born on December 29, 1986. Similar to his father, Troy is also a former Atlanta Braves catcher. He also served as a coach for Corpus Christi Hooks.
Currently, he works as the Houston Astros hitting coach. In addition, their other son Erin lives with his family in Georgia, Buford.
Brian started playing baseball in high school, joined Lincoln College, and was part of their baseball team. The player moved to the University of New Orleans for his final two years and then listed his name for the MLB draft. Chicago Cubs drafted him in the 25th round. In 1977, Snitker signed a three year with the club.
In 1980, Brian announced his retirement after the Braves released him and joined the club as their minor league manager in 1982. He joined the senior team in 1985 as their head coach but was moved back to the minor league. In the next fifteen seasons, He had ups and downs in his coaching career and eventually became the manager of the Atlante Braves in 2016. Brian won the NL Manager of the Year award in 2018, and under his leadership, the Braves won the World Series Champion title in 2021.
The former baseball player started his managerial career with the Atlanta Braves in 2016. Before that, he served as the coach for the Braves team in 1985. He also started his playing career with Atlanta and has been with the team for over three decades.
After Snitker's contract expired in late 2020, The Braves extended his contract until 2023. However, By the end of 2021, His contract was extended until the 2024 season. In 2020, The Braves won the third straight NL East Division title.
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