Casey Motter, the Public announcer of Braves, dies at 53
Team Braves reported the death of their long-time public address announcer, Casey Motter, on Thursday via tweet. Casey was 53 years old and had worked for the Braves since 2007. He was also known as the “Voice of Truist Park.”
According to reports, he died peacefully in sleep Thursday morning, and the Braves have not disclosed the cause.
A Look at his career-
He grew up in Smyrna and went to Campbell high school. Motter’s son, Judson, joined the Peachtree City Packers at age 5; the field was so silent that even the voices of coaches could be heard, so he tried his hand at public address announcer, and other parents liked it so much that they requested authorities to let him continue.
Former assistant manager of the Braves, Frank Wren, heard him announcing the game for his son in 2006 and then invited him to audition for the Braves’ role. Motter also wrote a first-person account for Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2010. He recently got the opportunity to announce the World series for 2021, the World Champion Braves. Reflecting on this, he said it was his dream come true.
Our thoughts are with @Braves public address announcer Casey Motter and his family tonight.
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/d7W1ntCJZg
— Bally Sports South (@BallySportsSO) June 30, 2022
Alongside the heartwarming tweet by the Atlanta Braves, there were many other reactions to his death.
Braves outfielder Michael Harris described this as a “Tragic Moment” and condolences to his family, stating that it would be tough for him to go to the game and hear his name. His manager Brian Snitker said that he would miss Motter’s booming voice.
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