Pete Van Wieren, the longtime voice of the Atlanta Braves, passed away peacefully Saturday morning at the age of 69 after his long battle with cancer.
Van Wieren broadcast Braves games for 33 years. He joined Turner Sports in December of 1975. Van Wieren also handled broadcasts for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association, the Atanta (now the Calgary) Flames of the National Hockey League, and for the Big Ten Conference. He also called NBA games on TBS and TNT.
He was affectionately known as "The Professor" for his incredible study and knowledge of the game. Pete 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.
Photo Courtesy: Pete Van Wieren, PHOTO SUBMITTED