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Former Atlanta Braves announcer Pete Van Wieren dies

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ATLANTA, GA. (WSFA) -

Longtime Atlanta Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren has died according to Braves organization.

According to the Braves, Wieren died in his sleep on Saturday at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer.

Wieren, a native of Rochester, NY, spent 33 years broadcasting Braves games, and was known as "The Professor" due to his incredible study and knowledge of the game.

Wieren and his longtime broadcasting partner, Skip Caray, were inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame together in 2004, joining partner and great friend Ernie Johnson.

Wieren also broadcast games for the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Flames and Big Ten Conference football games. He also called NBA games on TBS and TNT.

Wieren is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elaine, his sons Jon and Steve, daughter-in-law Starla, and granddaughters Chaney, Grace and Becca.

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