Who was Casey Motter and what did he do with the Atlanta Braves?

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 08: Atlanta Braves fans enter Truist Park to watch Game Three of the National League Division Series between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on October 8, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 08: Atlanta Braves fans enter Truist Park to watch Game Three of the National League Division Series between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on October 8, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /
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The recent death of Casey Motter has his name and the Atlanta Braves in the news. Those who are not Braves fans and/or have never visited Truist Park (Atlanta’s home stadium) may not understand the significance of Motter’s passing and its impact on the Braves and the team’s fans.

Who was Casey Motter and what did he do with the Atlanta Braves?

Casey Motter passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 53. Motter was known as “the voice of Truist Park” and had been the public address announcer for the Atlanta Braves since 2007.

Through social media, the Braves paid tribute to Motter and his impact on the team over the past 14-plus seasons.

According to the Braves, Motter got his start and introduction to the Braves organization after he began announcing his son’s youth football games in nearby Peachtree City, Ga. Braves assistant general manager Frank Wren heard him announcing those games and invited him to audition for the role with the Braves.

Motter witnessed the Braves win the 2021 World Series, calling it “a dream come true.” For a Georgia native, watching the team capture its first Fall Classic since the 1995 season certainly was a fantastic moment for Motter and so many local residents.

With Atlanta on the road in Philadelphia at the time of Motter’s death, the Phillies paid tribute to him before the game at Citizens Bank Park.

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After a weekend series in Cincinnati against the Reds, the Braves will return home on July 4 to face the St. Louis Cardinals. It will mark the first home game since Motter’s passing and will likely gives the Braves and their fans a chance to pay their respects to a man who had become an integral and well-known part of the franchise.