Bobby Bragan, the last man to manage the Milwaukee Braves, died Thursday night at home in Fort Worth, Tex. He was 92.
Bragan managed in the Majors for the Pirates (1956-57), Indians (1958) and Braves (1963-66). He skippered the Braves to three consecutive winning seasons from 1963-65 before the franchise moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta for the 1966 season.
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig issued a statement about Bragan’s passing:
“On behalf of Major League Baseball, I am terribly saddened today by the passing of Bobby Bragan. I met Bobby when he was the manager of the Milwaukee Braves and he was a dear friend of mine for nearly 50 years. He had a long and wonderful baseball career as a player, coach, manager and executive.
“The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, which has supported the scholastic endeavors of more than 400 eighth graders in northern Texas since 1991, is a profound legacy for one of our game’s greatest ambassadors. All of baseball will miss him, and I extend my deepest sympathies to his family, friends and admirers.”