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Hal Schacker, Jim Fanning and Jamie Thomson, former Braves figures, pass away

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  • Hal Schacker, Jim Fanning and Jamie Thomson, former Braves figures, pass away

    Hal Schacker died recently at 90 years old. He played in six games for the Boston Braves in 1945, going 0-1 with a 5.28 ERA on the mound.

    Harold Schacker went to heaven on October 2, 2015 at age 90, leaving behind his wife Martha and their three children Kerri Atkins, Brian and Dale Schacker and their wives and grandchildren Kaila and Luke.

    Harold served his country in the military during World War II and then met Martha while playing professional baseball. Harold played throughout North and Central America and made it to the majors with the Boston Braves. Later he coached youth baseball teams in New York and Florida.
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    Jim Fanning served in the Milwaukee Braves' front office. He died in April.

    TORONTO (AP) — Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. He was 87.

    The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Fanning's death Saturday.

    Fanning was the Expos' general manager when the team entered the major leagues in 1968 and spent 25 years with the franchise that moved to Washington in 2005 and became the Nationals.
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    Jamie Thomson scouted for the Milwaukee Braves. He died at 104 years old in 2013.

    Great Scot, Jamie Thomson lived 104 grand years of adventure!

    Jamie started his life on May 20, 1909, on the high-plains of Montana in the days of the Wild West on the family ranch outside of Fort Benton. He left this world in peace and serenity on June 13, 2013, in Boise, Idaho.

    Jamie was a sportsman all his life. He was general manager for the Boise Braves, a farm team of the Milwaukee Braves professional baseball team (now the Atlanta Braves). It was a family affair at the old ballpark on Walnut Street with his three sons working as scoreboard operator, clubhouse boy and shagger. He continued to scout for various baseball teams throughout the years. A special memory for him was to make an annual pilgrimage with his sons to Baseball Spring Training in Arizona.
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