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  • Milt Pappas, Jay Ritchie and Wayne Minshew, former Braves figures, pass away

    Milt Pappas pitched for the Braves from 1968 to 1970, going 18-20 with a 3.41 ERA in 59 games (46 starts). In his first year with the club, 1968, he was 10-8 with a 2.37 mark in 22 games (19 starts). He died April 19 at 76.

    Milt Pappas, the former Cubs pitcher who famously came one pitch from a perfect game, died Tuesday, Beecher police have confirmed.

    Pappas was 76.
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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...419-story.html

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    Jay Ritchie was a reliever for the Braves in 1966 and 1967. With a 3.17 ERA in 52 games in '67, he was perhaps the team's best full-time reliever that year. He died January 5 at 79.

    Jay Seay Ritchie Sr., 80, of Rockwell, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury. ...

    Jay was a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves. He played winter baseball in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela and remained an avid baseball fan throughout his life.
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    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sal....jfH1AHKo.dpuf

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    Wayne Minshew served the Braves in multiple capacities. He covered them as a journalist and later worked as their director of public relations. He died April 29, 2015 at age 78.

    MINSHEW, Lamar Lamar Wayne Minshew, 78, of Calhoun, died April 29, 2015 following several months of declining health.

    He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1958 with a degree in journalism. He also was an outstanding pitcher for the baseball Bulldogs. He allowed opponents only 1.02 runs per game, an earned run average that has yet to be equaled. Wayne signed a professional contract as shortstop with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1959 and played one season before becoming a full-time journalist, starting with the "Americus Times". In 1961 Wayne joined the "Jacksonville Journal". The Jacksonville Suns International League baseball team became his primary assignment. When the Braves baseball organization moved their National League team from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966, the "Atlanta Constitution" hired Wayne as lead reporter covering the team. In 1976 Wayne joined the front office of the Braves and served as director of public relations until 1987.
    Read more:

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atl...?pid=174757882

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