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1993 Re-Live the Moments (part four)
1993 Re-Live the Moments (part four)
Published: 2011/09/19
Channel: bravesfan19912011
Pete
Pete's Farewell to Skip
Published: 2008/08/10
Channel: georgiaboy100
2010/04/21 Van Wieren visits the booth
2010/04/21 Van Wieren visits the booth
Published: 2010/09/25
Channel: MLBglobal
ATL@SD: Van Wieren
ATL@SD: Van Wieren's life remembered on broadcast
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: MLB
Pete Van Wieren: Former Broadcaster, Atlanta Braves Radio Network
Pete Van Wieren: Former Broadcaster, Atlanta Braves Radio Network
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia
SEA@BAL: O
SEA@BAL: O's broadcast pays tribute to Van Wieren
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: MLB
PHI@WSH: Phillies remember Braves
PHI@WSH: Phillies remember Braves' great broadcaster
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: MLB
Van Wieren - Ien
Van Wieren - Ien
Published: 2008/12/28
Channel: Tina Kuipers
Pete van Wieren ● A Simple Tribute
Pete van Wieren ● A Simple Tribute
Published: 2014/08/02
Channel: Rest in Peace
ATL@SD: Lemke phones in to talk about Van Wieren
ATL@SD: Lemke phones in to talk about Van Wieren
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: MLB
ATL@SD: Chipper joins the discussion about Van Wieren
ATL@SD: Chipper joins the discussion about Van Wieren
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: MLB
ATL@SD: Chipper joins the discussion about Van Wieren
ATL@SD: Chipper joins the discussion about Van Wieren
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: MLB
Pete Van Wieren Tribute at the Braves Home Opener
Pete Van Wieren Tribute at the Braves Home Opener
Published: 2009/04/11
Channel: kmas0407
Tribute
Tribute
Published: 2011/09/13
Channel: inductskipcaray
Anne Caesar van Wieren (Karawane, LPG)
Anne Caesar van Wieren (Karawane, LPG)
Published: 2016/01/10
Channel: jonkers70
rianne van wieren 2-10-2010
rianne van wieren 2-10-2010
Published: 2010/10/22
Channel: klasinadewilde
Pete Van Wieren Talks Chipper Jones as First Pick for DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story
Pete Van Wieren Talks Chipper Jones as First Pick for DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story
Published: 2013/03/04
Channel: FOX Sports South
MON@ATL: Bob Horner hits his fourth home run of game
MON@ATL: Bob Horner hits his fourth home run of game
Published: 2013/05/21
Channel: MLB
Gretel Van Wieren - "Restoring...human-nature..." - Part 3/4
Gretel Van Wieren - "Restoring...human-nature..." - Part 3/4
Published: 2008/08/26
Channel: STEWARDshipWorkshop
Turner Field First Season Atlanta Braves Preview TBS March 1997 Part 1
Turner Field First Season Atlanta Braves Preview TBS March 1997 Part 1
Published: 2012/10/03
Channel: Bob Parker
Highlights
Highlights
Published: 2011/09/13
Channel: inductskipcaray
Highlights
Highlights
Published: 2011/09/13
Channel: inductskipcaray
Pete Van Wieren Talks Chipper Jones Relationship with Parents for DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story
Pete Van Wieren Talks Chipper Jones Relationship with Parents for DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story
Published: 2013/03/04
Channel: FOX Sports South
Turner Field Atlanta Braves 1st Game New York Yankees March 29, 1997 Pre Game TBS
Turner Field Atlanta Braves 1st Game New York Yankees March 29, 1997 Pre Game TBS
Published: 2012/10/03
Channel: Bob Parker
Just Listen
Just Listen
Published: 2011/09/13
Channel: inductskipcaray
Dominique Wilkins (48pts) vs. Blazers (1993)
Dominique Wilkins (48pts) vs. Blazers (1993)
Published: 2012/08/03
Channel: LamarMatic
Pete Van Wieren Talks Chipper Jones 1999 MVP Season
Pete Van Wieren Talks Chipper Jones 1999 MVP Season
Published: 2013/03/05
Channel: FOX Sports South
1999 WS Gm1: Braves take early lead on Jones
1999 WS Gm1: Braves take early lead on Jones' homer
Published: 2015/01/29
Channel: MLB
Tommy Nobis in broadcast booth with Pete Van Wieren, Preseason Falcons vs Jets, 30 August, 1975
Tommy Nobis in broadcast booth with Pete Van Wieren, Preseason Falcons vs Jets, 30 August, 1975
Published: 2017/01/29
Channel: Chip Fields
Pete Van Wieren talks about Cancer Prevention Study 3
Pete Van Wieren talks about Cancer Prevention Study 3
Published: 2013/01/22
Channel: Elissa McCrary
pete van wieren
pete van wieren
Published: 2016/03/19
Channel: rich cerasale
Gretel Van Wieren - "Restoring...human-nature..." - Part 1/4
Gretel Van Wieren - "Restoring...human-nature..." - Part 1/4
Published: 2008/08/26
Channel: STEWARDshipWorkshop
1978 08 01 Reds vs Atlanta Braves Pete Rose Hit Streak
1978 08 01 Reds vs Atlanta Braves Pete Rose Hit Streak
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
Pete in the van
Pete in the van
Published: 2011/06/25
Channel: prankster469
It
It's A Long Way To October, Part 1
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: James Barr
Skip and Pete Bobbleheads
Skip and Pete Bobbleheads
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: Rick Limpert
Pete Van W - Deinos (Original Mix)
Pete Van W - Deinos (Original Mix)
Published: 2014/06/19
Channel: Top electro house
The Voice of Harrisburg 8-3-14
The Voice of Harrisburg 8-3-14
Published: 2014/08/05
Channel: Bill Scoggins
Throwback Thursday: Introducing Mr. Falcon
Throwback Thursday: Introducing Mr. Falcon
Published: 2015/10/08
Channel: Atlanta Falcons
video blog Nick Cellini
video blog Nick Cellini
Published: 2008/10/21
Channel: 790zsquad
Skip and Pete Bobblehead
Skip and Pete Bobblehead
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: H Yoo
Atlanta Baseball Talk - Show #273 - The Braves Go 0 for the West Coast
Atlanta Baseball Talk - Show #273 - The Braves Go 0 for the West Coast
Published: 2014/08/04
Channel: Atlanta Baseballtalk
Remembering 1982: "It
Remembering 1982: "It's a Long Way to October" panel talk
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: Jason Foster
WSB Radio 1-14-11 UHY Advisors David Barton Snow Stories.wmv
WSB Radio 1-14-11 UHY Advisors David Barton Snow Stories.wmv
Published: 2011/01/18
Channel: mitch leff
2014 Deaths Video
2014 Deaths Video
Published: 2014/12/31
Channel: rlt152
Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves Tribute Ceremony Part 1
Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves Tribute Ceremony Part 1
Published: 2010/10/09
Channel: foreveradreamer71
Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves Tribute Ceremony Part 1
Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves Tribute Ceremony Part 1
Published: 2012/10/07
Channel: foreveradreamer71
Pete Smith talks about playing in local Braves alumni tournament
Pete Smith talks about playing in local Braves alumni tournament
Published: 2014/07/22
Channel: Knoxville News Sentinel
Longtime Hope men
Longtime Hope men's basketball coach Van Wieren announces retirement
Published: 2010/04/14
Channel: HollandSentinel
Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves Tribute Ceremony Part 3
Bobby Cox Atlanta Braves Tribute Ceremony Part 3
Published: 2010/10/09
Channel: foreveradreamer71
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Pete Van Wieren
Skip Caray and Pete van Wieren 1983.JPG
Skip Caray (left) and Pete Van Wieren acknowledging fans at a Braves game in 1983.
Born (1944-10-07)October 7, 1944
Rochester, New York, United States
Died August 2, 2014(2014-08-02) (aged 69)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Alma mater Cornell University
Occupation Sportscaster

Pete Van Wieren (October 7, 1944 – August 2, 2014), a native of Rochester, New York, was an American sportscaster best known for his long career calling play-by-play for Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

From 1976 to 2008, he called the team's television and/or radio broadcasts, teaming with a number of on-air partners including Ernie Johnson, Don Sutton and Skip Caray (who was hired by the club at the same time as himself).[1] Johnson originally nicknamed Van Wieren "The Professor" because Van Wieren looked like pitcher Jim Brosnan.[2] The moniker stuck for his in-depth knowledge of the game and thorough preparation before broadcasts.[3][4]

According to Van Wieren himself, on the September 17, 2007, Atlanta Braves Radio Network broadcast, he worked for the Washington Post in the 1960s. He did not say what his position was at the paper, only that he met Shirley Povich while he was there.

Along with Caray, Van Wieren was inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame in 2004,[5] joining an impressive list in Braves history that already included Hank Aaron, Lew Burdette, Del Crandall, Tommy Holmes, Ernie Johnson, Eddie Mathews, Phil Niekro, Dale Murphy, Kid Nichols, Ted Turner, Johnny Sain and Warren Spahn.

On December 18, 2006, the Braves announced that Van Wieren had signed a three-year contract to continue doing Braves broadcasts on the radio.[6]

Non-Atlanta Braves assignments[edit]

An eight-time winner of the Georgia Sportscaster of the Year award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, Van Wieren broadcast a number of sports in addition to Braves baseball. After joining TBS Sports in 1975, he covered Atlanta Hawks basketball, Atlanta Flames hockey, Big Ten Conference college football, Atlanta Falcons pre-season football, and NBA games on TBS and TNT. He has also served as a sports reporter for CNN.[7]

Retirement and death[edit]

On October 21, 2008, Van Wieren unexpectedly announced his retirement from broadcasting effective immediately, after 33 seasons with the Braves.[2] His departure came less than three months after the death of his longtime on-air partner Skip Caray. The broadcast booth for the Braves' home games at Turner Field is named for Van Wieren.

Van Wieren co-wrote a book titled Of Mikes and Men: A Lifetime of Braves Baseball with Jack Wilkinson. It was released in April 2010.[8]

On November 4, 2009, Van Wieren was diagnosed with cutaneous B-cell lymphoma.[9] He suffered a relapse and additional rounds of chemotherapy after a recurrence in the fall of 2010.[10] On August 2, 2014, Van Wieren died from complications of lymphoma.[5] He was married to Elaine Van Wieren, with whom he had two children, from 1964 until his death.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowman, Mark (October 21, 2008). "Van Wieren surprises with retirement". MLB.com. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Van Wieren retires after 33 years with Braves". ESPN.com. Associated Press. October 21, 2008. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ O'Brien, David (August 2, 2014). "Braves broadcaster Van Wieren dies after bout with cancer". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ Bowman, Mark (August 2, 2014). "Van Wieren, longtime Braves broadcaster, dies". MLB.com. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Longtime Braves broadcaster Van Wieren dies at 69". ESPN.com. Associated Press. August 2, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ Tucker, Tim (December 16, 2006). "TBS tuning out Skip and Pete". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on December 27, 2006. 
  7. ^ "Braves Hall of Fame member Pete Van Wieren announces his retirement". MLB.com. October 21, 2008. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pete Van Wieren, longtime Braves broadcaster, passes away". WXIA-TV. August 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bowmam, Mark (November 21, 2012). "Van Wieren thankful for good health after cancer battle". MLB.com. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ Bowman, Mark. "Cancer Resurfaces for Van Wieren". MLB.com. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  11. ^ Stephenson, Creg (August 2, 2014). "Longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren dead at 69 after battle with cancer". Huntsville Times. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 

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