Former Braves Owner Bill Bartholomay passes away

Vaughn Grissom

Former Braves owner Bill Bartholomay passed away on Wednesday at the age of 91.

A very successful figure in the insurance industry, at just age 34, Bartholomay became the head of a group that purchased the Milwaukee Braves in 1962. A few years later, he was responsible for moving the team to Atlanta. He later sold the Braves to Ted Turner in 1976. However, Bartholomay was still active with the team since the sale. He was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2002.

Ultimately, Bartholomay is responsible for moving the Braves to Atlanta, so we will forever be grateful for that. It seems nobody in the baseball industry has a single bad word to say of him. We would like to send our condolences to his family, and may he rest in peace.



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