UNO product Brian Snitker named MLB Manager of the Year by Baseball America
Former UNO Privateer baseball player and current Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker was tabbed MLB Manager of the Year for the 2020 season by Baseball America.
The honor marks the second time in his four seasons as Braves skipper that Snitker has received manager of the year recognition. In 2018, the Baseball Writers Association of America vote him the National League Manager of the Year.
Snitker, whose Atlanta club made the NLCS this past season before falling to the eventual World Series-winning Dodgers, played for legendary UNO coach Ron Maestri from 1976-77. The Privateers were 61-23-1 in that stretch and made an NCAA Regional in ’77. Snitker co-led the team in home runs during the 77 campaign.
After four years in the minors, Snitker joined the managerial ranks. His career as a manager is full of accomplishments that span over the last four decades. Snitker managed 10 different teams at the minor league level and five made the postseason under his watch.
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