Pete Van Wieren

Pete Van Wieren was born in Rochester, New York. Prior to joining the Braves in 1976, he worked for the Washington Post and did play-by-play for the Tidewater Tides in Norfolk, Virginia. He was also a television sportscaster in Ohio, New York, and Virginia. He is known as "The Professor" for his pre-game preparedness and baseball research ability.  He was inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame in 2004, is an eight time winner of the Georgia Sportscaster of the Year award. He served as play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Hawks from 1991 to 1994, covered hockey, college and pro football for WTBS, and served as a sports reporter for CNN.


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