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Davey Nelson passes away at 73

The Brewer family has lost a long-time member

San Francisco Giants v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images

Brewer broadcaster Davey Nelson has passed away at age 73. The former player and coach was a familiar face and voice on pre- and post- game telecasts, and had joined the broadcast booth as a commentator on occasion as well.

JSO writer Tom Haudricourt added this:

Caitlyn Moyer, Brewers Director of New Media and author of Cait Covers The Bases, wrote this in the above referenced post:

Nelson served on the board of directors for Open Arms Home for Children in South Africa, an organization that serves as a home to over 50 children who are either orphaned or do not have a stable family situation. His annual golf tournament has helped raise significant funding for the organization.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Open Arms Home for Children are suggested for those looking to honor Davey’s memory. Contributions can be made online at

Davey Nelson’s career spanned ten seasons, and he had a career slash of .244/.305/312 for an OPS of .618. He stole 187 bases and played for Cleveland, Washington (AL), Cincinnati, and Texas, mostly at second, short, and third. He was an All Star with the 1973 Texas Rangers.

The writing staff at Brew Crew Ball adds their prayers and sympathy to all of Davey’s friends and family. His contributions to baseball and beyond will be missed.