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Larry Munson, former Braves announcer, passes away

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  • Larry Munson, former Braves announcer, passes away

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Larry Munson, whose growling delivery as the voice of the Georgia Bulldogs for nearly 43 years made him as celebrated as the players and coaches he covered, died Sunday night. He was 89.

    A university statement said Munson died at his Athens home of complications from pneumonia, according to his son, Michael.

    Munson's broadcasting career covered more than 60 years and included a stint with the Atlanta Braves when they moved from Milwaukee in 1966. But he'll always be remembered as the radio play-by-play announcer at Georgia, endearing himself to generations of fans with his quirky calls and unabashed partisanship for the Bulldogs.
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    I'm a Yellow Jacket fan and even I liked Larry. I seem to recall a time where Larry did some Braves announcing briefly in the 2000s, but I'm not totally sure of it.

    No doubt he's rooting for his Bulldogs on in Heaven now.
    Last edited by SamtheBravesFan; 11-22-2011, 06:36 AM.
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