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Bobby Dews, longtime Braves coach, dies at 76

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ATLANTA (AP) Bobby Dews, the former Atlanta coach who spent the final 37 of his 53 years in baseball with the Braves' organization, has died. He was 76.

The Braves said Sunday that Dews died Saturday.

Dews was a major league coach with the Braves in 1979-81, 1985 and 1997-2006.

The former Georgia Tech infielder played in the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league system from 1960 to 1970, appearing in 142 games at the Triple-A level.

Dews was 414-413 in seven seasons as a minor league manager, directing Cardinals' farm teams in Lewiston, Cedar Rapids and Modesto, and Braves' affiliates in Kingsport, Savannah, Durham and Greenville.