Davey Nelson, who held a variety of roles since 2001 with the Milwaukee Brewers, including analyst for the television broadcast crew, died Monday at 73 after a battle with cancer.
In 2006, he moved into a broadcasting role as analyst for FOX Sports Wisconsin and also served in the team’s front office as director of alumni relations.
As a sign of how beloved Nelson was within the organization and to those who knew him, tributes immediately poured in on Twitter:
Born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Nelson graduated from Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California and attended Compton Junior College for one year and Los Angeles State College for two years.
Beyond his contributions with the TV broadcast crew, Nelson was a perfect front-office fit for the Brewers because of his easy-going, affable nature that always left friends and acquaintances smiling.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Open Arms Home for Children can be made in Nelson’s memory at openarmshome.com.
There will not be a formal memorial service but a private celebration of Nelson’s life will be held later this spring.
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