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The death of Dr. Jack: Great links and audio clips from his days with the Braves

By Mike Harrington

Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay died today at age 89 and be sure to read Milt Northrop's tremendous reflection on Ramsay's life here.  Ramsay coached the Buffalo Braves from 1972-76 and Northrop covered the team throughout its history.

News Sports Reporter Budd Bailey has a fine online blog of Braves history and this segment documents the beginning of the Ramsay era. 

One of Ramsay's last interviews was apparently done with last month, albeit a brief one, with Jerry Sullivan, who wrote a column pushing the Sabres to honor the Braves in First Niagara Center.

And here's an incredible piece on ESPN.com written by Ramsay's son,  Chris,  who worked with his father at the network.

Former Bisons and Sabres voice Pete Weber, now the voice of the NHL's Nashville Predators,  emailed  me some audio clips of Ramsay from his voluminous collection of Buffalo sports sound. These are from a WEBR Radio documentary "Home of the Braves" and you can click to hear them below:

On the knee injury to Ernie DiGregorio

On Ernie D's return

On the 1975 trade of Gar Heard for John Shumate

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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.

@WDX2BB | bbailey@buffnews.com

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