Brian McCann was born on February 20, 1984 in Athens, Georgia.

He is 6’3”, weighs 230 pounds, bats left and throws right.He id not attend college.

High SchoolBrian graduated from Duluth High School in 2002.

Team Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves
Position Catcher
Born Feb 20, 1984
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 2005 - present

Minor LeaguesBrian was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 2nd round of the 2002 free agent draft. He played for the Rome Braves (Low A) in 2003, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High A) in 2004, and the Mississippi Braves (AA) in 2005.

Major LeaguesBrian made his Major League debut on June 10, 2005. He was the personal catcher for John Smoltz for most of the 2005 season, but after everyday catcher Johnny Estrada was traded at the end of the 2005 season, Brian became the every day catcher.

In his brief career to date Brian has set some franchise records for the Braves. He was the first Brave to hit a homerun in his first playoff game at-bat (in the 2005 series). He was also selected to the National League All-Star team in each of his first three seasons, the only Brave so honored.

PersonalBrian married Ashley Jarusinksi in December, 2007, and they live in Duluth, Georgia.

His older brother Brad is a first baseman in the Kansas City organization. His father, Howard, is the former baseball coach at Marshall University.

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