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Gwinnett Stripers manager Damon Berryhill looks on during the Gwinnett Stripers' 2019 home opener against the Norfolk Tides.

The Gwinnett Stripers baseball team, the Atlanta Braves’ Triple-A affiliate, will have a new manager for the first time since the 2017 season.

Braves officials confirmed Wednesday night that the club did not renew the contract of Damon Berryhill, who was hired Dec. 12, 2016 as the Stripers’ manager.

Berryhill was the 2019 International League Manager of the Year, but his 2020 season with Gwinnett was wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic. He had a 221-199 record over his first three seasons as the Stripers’ manager, highlighted by his 2019 team that went 80-59 (a Gwinnett-best .576 winning percentage) and won the second IL South Division title in club history.

Before joining Gwinnett, the former major league catcher had a successful stint as a Triple-A manager in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

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Sports Editor for the Gwinnett Daily Post and Regional Sports Director for Southern Community Newspapers, Inc. A Gwinnett native documenting Gwinnett County sports with the GDP since 1997.

(1) comment

Fsfwa93

Is this not the same Damon Berryhill that played for the Atlanta Braves. What gives man, not his fault the season was ended. I think he was doing a great job at Gwinnett other than that Stupid name change which he had nothing to do with..

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