“Yeah, he knew,” McCann said when asked if Snitker knew of his plans beforehand. “I’ve known him for a long, long time. He was my Double-A manager. Being able to do this with him as my manager is something I’ll always remember.”

McCann is a six-time Silver slugger and passed his 1,000 career RBIs in his final season. He had a .262 average, 282 home runs and 1,018 RBIs. This season he hit .249 with 12 homers and 45 RBIs in 85 games.

“This is everything that I wanted to do,” McCann said. “I wanted to come back and get a chance at the postseason.”

Former teammates Chipper Jones and Alex Bregman were among those who quickly paid tribute to McCann via Twitter.