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  • Brewers analyst, former All-Star Davey Nelson dies at 73

  • Davey Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. The Brewers say Nelson died Monday at age 73 after a long illness. Nelson had been with the Brewers organization is some capacity since 2001. He played in the majors for 10 seasons and made the AL All-Star team in 1973 with the Texas Rangers.

, FILE - AThis is a 2006 file photo showing Davey Nelson of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. He was 73. The Brewers say Nelson died Monday, April 23, 2018, after a long illness. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

23 of April 2018 15:59:44

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Davey Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. He was 73.

The Brewers say Nelson died Monday after a long illness.

Nelson joined the Brewers as a roving minor league instructor in 2001 before joining the big league team as first base coach two years later. He became an analyst with Fox Sports Wisconsin in 2006 and took a front-office role with the Brewers organization.

Nelson also had coaching stints with the White Sox, Athletics, Indians and the Montreal Expos.

He played in the majors from 1968-77 as an infielder with the Indians, Senators, Rangers and Royals. Nelson made the 1973 AL All-Star team after batting .286 with 43 stolen bases with Texas.

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