Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline reports that Paul Snyder, a legendary scout and front office official for the Atlanta Braves, has tragically gone suddenly.
The most well-known aspect of Snyder’s career was his tenure as the team’s scouting director, during which he was instrumental in attracting big names to the squad, including Chipper Jones, Steve Avery, Tom Glavine, and David Justice.
In 1990, he took on the position of assistant to John Schuerholz, the new general manager.
After Frank Wren succeeded Schuerholz as team president and Snyder as general manager in 2007, Snyder announced his retirement from the Braves.
Over his 50-year professional baseball career, Snyder, now eighty-eight, was a member of the Braves organization.
1935 saw the birth of Snyder in Dallastown, Pennsylvania. In 1958, he signed a contract with the Braves to play first base and outfield.
Paul Snyder Obituary, Cause Of Death
Paul died from natural causes. His funeral is yet to be held.