ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves have tied up manager Brian Snitker for three more seasons after he led the team to its first World Series title since 1995.
The Braves announced Tuesday that they have exercised the option for the 2024 season on Snitker’s contract, an expected move for the popular captain who already had two more years on his current contract.
Snitker, 66, is a lifetime worker for the Braves, having spent more than four decades in the organization in various roles before finally landing the MLB manager job during the 2016 season after Fredi Gonzalez was fired.
Snitker has guided the Braves to four straight National League East titles, capped off by this season’s surprising run to the World Series championship after the club went 88-73 during the regular season, the lowest number of wins by any postseason team.
The Braves defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Division Series, defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won 106 victories, in the National League Championship Series and defeated the Houston Astros in a six-game World Series.
Snitker is 441-390 in six seasons as manager.