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Leadoff veteran fills hole

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Within days of Merv Rettenmund's decision to become the Braves hitting coach, Quilvio Veras was on the phone asking to join him in Atlanta. Sure enough...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/22/bas_285238.shtml
Baseball
Rettenmund replaces Baylor as hitting coach

ATLANTA -- Fresh from signing the Padres' Merv Rettenmund as the Atlanta Braves new hitting coach Tuesday morning, general manager John Schuerholz crossed paths with his counterpart...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/10/bas_273460.shtml
Baseball
Hard work pays off for Atlanta's hitting coach

...watching his hitters during games, has finally gotten his message across to a free-swinging lineup. Since replacing Merv Rettenmund after the 2001 season, he has stressed putting the ball in play and hitting it to the opposite field. The Braves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/30/bra_382507.shtml
Braves
Braves' bats have run out of power

...weeks and counting. He hasn't homered since July 29. "They're not pitching us any differently," hitting coach Merv Rettenmund said. "It comes and goes. In this ballpark, it's easily explained because we're not going to hit many in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/15/bas_295431.shtml
Baseball
Pendleton goes from Mr. Mom to Braves hitting coach

...Cathy, who had the couple's third child just a few months earlier. The Braves sought a hitting coach after firing Merv Rettenmund, who presided over a lineup that ranked 13th in the league in runs last season. Pendleton was the natural choice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/16/bra_338961.shtml
Braves
Pendleton goes from Mr. Mom to Braves hitting coach

...Cathy, who had the couple's third child just a few months earlier. The Braves sought a hitting coach after firing Merv Rettenmund, who presided over a lineup that ranked 13th in the league in runs last season. Pendleton was the natural choice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/16/pro_339114.shtml
NFL
Braves Notebook

...videotape of his swing last season, he made an adjustment in his stance during a batting cage session with hitting coach Merv Rettenmund and was happy with the results. Now, he wants to play. "If I'm going to sit out, I might as well have surgery...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/02/bas_294472.shtml
Baseball
Braves notes: Jones' swing returns

...difficult for me to hit homers if I can't extend my right arm." Jones' injury is readily apparent to hitting coach Merv Rettenmund. He watched the third baseman swing against the Dodgers' Kevin Brown last Thursday and didn't like what he saw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/28/bas_285947.shtml
Baseball
Braves notebook

...two-hit game since May 15 and he doesn't have a stolen base since May 18, astretch of five games. Hitting coach Merv Rettenmund says Furcal's problem is he's goingto the plate without a game plan. Instead of going with one approach and sticking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/27/bra_315204.shtml
Braves
Braves notebook

...he wouldbe the most logical candidate. It won't happen this season, and probably not at all, but hittingcoach Merv Rettenmund says switch-hitting shortstop Rafael Furcalshould think about hitting right-handed only. "Maybe down the road...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/04/bra_316759.shtml
Braves