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Friday, March 27, 2020

Former Braves owner Bill Bartholomay, who moved team to Atlanta, dies

Former Braves owner Bill Bartholomay, who brought the team and major-league sports to Atlanta in 1966, died Wednesday night at age 91.

Bartholomay “died very peacefully” at New York-Presbyterian Hospital after “a brief illness,” his daughter Jamie Bartholomay Niemie said Thursday. Doctors described the illness as “a respiratory infection that was not the coronavirus COVID-19,” she said.

Bartholomay had been fighting an infection for several weeks and had gone to New York to see specialists, “but at 91 years old, I think he just got tired,” his daughter said softly. He battled and beat pneumonia before Christmas, she said.

The Braves, in a statement, described Bartholomay as “a dear, thoughtful friend whose presence will be missed” and whose legacy “will surely stand the test of time for the Atlanta Braves and all of baseball.”

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