Casey Motter, the Atlanta Braves’ tenured public announcer, died early Thursday morning, the club announced in a statement.
Braves did not announce the cause of death.
He is known as the “Voice of Truest Park” and has been on the mic for the Braves since 2007.
Motter, 53, grew up in nearby Smyrna, Georgia and attended Campbell High School. According to the Braves, his talent was demonstrated when he began announcing his son’s youth football games in the Peachtree District of downtown Atlanta.
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Former Braves manager Frank Ren was impressed when he heard the announcement of football games and invited him to audition for a job.
In 2021, the Atlanta Braves won their first World Series since 1995, much to the delight of Georgia natives.
“A lifelong Braves fan and a Smyrna native, Motor recently reflected on the possibility of announcing the World Series for 2021 World Champion Braves: ‘It was a dream come true’,” Braves said in a statement.