Atlanta Braves, MLB
- Pitched 6 Years in MLB for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays
- Closer for the Braves, recorded 22.3 scoreless playoff innings and had a career high 38 saves in 1999
- Saved 41 games in 1999 (including playoffs) and 91 games overall
- 3x NL East Champion (1998-2000), National League Champion (1999)
- Radio Analyst for ESPN Radio and Sporting News Radio
- Works with numerous charities including Saving Homeless Veterans, among others
John Rocker is a former MLB relief pitcher, most notably serving as the closer for the Atlanta Braves from 1998-2001. John saved 88 games over the course of his career, including a career high 38 in 1999 with the Braves. He also helped the Braves to the 1999 World Series and three straight National League East titles from 1998-2001.
John is a native of Macon, Georgia where he was a star athlete in high school. John was named All-State in baseball, tossing three no-hitters, and All-Region in football. John was also named the Georgia Independent School Association Player of the Year in 1993. For his efforts, John was offered a baseball scholarship by the University of Georgia, but chose to sign with the Braves right out of high school.
Since retiring from MLB, John has worked as a radio analyst for ESPN Radio and Sporting News Radio. He is also involved with numerous charities including the Ronald McDonald House, for who he hosts a trip to the NASCAR race in Atlanta every year. Currently, John has been doing the most work with the Saving Homeless Veterans charity. John has also participated in the Price Oil Celebrity Golf Tournament which benefits the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. John has also raced in the Cox MS 150, which raises funds for Multiple Sclerosis research.