Former Bulls Manager Brian Snitker Named Braves Skipper
Earlier today, the Atlanta Braves named former Durham Bulls skipper Brian Snitker their manager, after he took the job on an interim basis earlier this year.
Snitker, who has been in the Braves organization since 1977, managed the Bulls in 1983, 1984 and 1987 when the team was Atlanta’s Advanced-A affiliate. Additionally, the 60-year-old played in three games for Durham in 1980, the first year of the affiliation between the franchises.
Snitker is just the second former Bulls manager to manage in the majors, after Grady Little managed the Boston Red Sox from 2002-2003 and the LA Dodgers from 2006-2007. Little piloted the Bulls almost immediately after Snitker, as he took over as Durham’s manager in the middle of the 1988 season and remained with the club through the 1991 campaign.
Snitker was a frequent visitor to the DBAP from 2014 until his promotion earlier this year, as he managed the Bulls’ IL South Division rival Gwinnett Braves since 2014.