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Atlanta Braves to celebrate the life of Pete Van Wieren this weekend

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The Atlanta Braves will celebrate the life of their longtime broadcaster Pete Van Wieren this weekend, which will also feature many of the players he covered because of Braves Alumni Weekend.

The Braves will don a "Pete" patch on the left chest of their jerseys starting tonight through the remainder of the season.

The team will also observe a moment of silence for their beloved Professor prior to game one of the Braves series versus the Washington Nationals.

On Saturday, the Braves will have a pregame ceremony with the Van Wieren family, John Schuerholz and Joe Simpson.

Van Wieren spent 33 years as a Braves broadcaster, many of those years with his fellow Braves Hall of Fame members Ernie Johnson, Sr. and Skip Caray. He passed away last Saturday after a long battle with cancer.

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