Monday, September 25

World Series: Brian Snitker and Braves bullpen are one game away

ATLANTA – The closet needed a catcher’s glove. It was the fall of 1987. A former minor league infielder named Ron Shelton was filming a baseball movie at Durham Athletic Park that revolved around an official catcher. Someone poked at the DAP manager’s office, the one that that summer belonged to Brian Snitker, manager of the Durham Bulls, Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The scout took the jackpot: Sitting there to drink was the catcher’s glove worn for years by Snitker, a former catcher who had used the glove as a bullpen catcher for the Braves in 1985.

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