Box 21, Folder 18, Document 7

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Box 21, Folder 18, Document 7

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Press Be/ease
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 1967
CHANGES SET IN FARM DEPARTMENT
AND ON BRAVES COACHING STAFF
Vice President Paul Richards announced today a realignment of duties in
the Braves organization.
Jim Fanning, who served as farm director in 1967, will join manager
Luman Harris' coaching staff for the 1968 season.
Eddie Rob i nson, formerly
associated with the Kansas City Athletics, will become Braves Farm Director.
Joining Fanning on the coaching staff will be pitching coach Harry Dorish,
Ken Silvestri, Bob Uecker and Jim Busby.
Whitlow Wyatt, last year's pitching
coach will become minor league pitching coach.
Fanning, 40, has served the Braves in numerous capacities since joining
the organi zation in 1960.
He has been a minor l e a gue manager and has served
a s assis t ant to the gen e ral man~ger bef ore a s s uming duties as farm director.
Dorish, 45, managed the Braves' Jamestown team in the New York-Penn
League during the past season.
As a major league pitcher he perf ormed for
the Bos ton Red Sox , the St. Louis Browns , Chicago White Sox and Balt i more
Orioles.
Bus by, 38 , comes to the Braves from the Houston Astros.
As a player he
perfor me d f or the Chicago Whi t e Sox, Washington Sena to rs, Cleveland I ndians,
an d Bal timore Or ioles.
Si l vestri , 51, who served as i nterim manager f or t he l ast three games of
the 1967 season, will retu rn to his b~ll pen du ties.
Uecker, 32, will have
special assignments.
Robinson, 47, has served as administrative assistant and farm director
for the Athletics, during which time the A's have built up a farm system
recognized as one of the finest in baseball.
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