As we all kick back to watch the ball drop and to bring in the New Year let us not forget some will not be joining us. Below is a list of former Braves players who have passed in 2011. Some names you will recognize. Some names you won't. Some had lengthy careers in a Braves uni and some were brief. However, they all accomplished something many of us dream of. They strapped on the cleats, donned the Tomahawk jersey and played the game at the major league level. I hope you guys don't mind me taking up some FanPosts space to pay respects to these former Bravo's. Maybe there's a relative of one of these players that's a member of TC & this will give them a smile. If so, I hope this starts their new year off with the blessing of knowing your loved one is not forgotten.
Ernie Johnson Sr., Wes Covington, Chuck Tanner, Roy Hartsfield, George Crowe, Ron Piche, Gino Cimoli, Bob Rush, Normie Roy, Eddie Joost, Mike Krsnich, Merritt Ranew, Roy Smalley, Dave Cole, Nick Strincevich.
Rest in peace & thank you for the memories that are Braves baseball.