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Former Milwaukee Braves pitcher passes away

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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- The family of former Major League pitcher Bob Hartman says he has died of an infection following a cancer operation last year. He was 72.

Audrey Hartman says her husband died Wednesday in Kenosha. She says he was having trouble speaking at the end but he managed the strength to tell her he loves her.

Bob Hartman had brief stints with the Milwaukee Braves in 1959 and the Cleveland Indians in 1962. The left-hander appeared in a total of 11 games, going 0-1 with a 5.21 ERA.

After his playing days, Hartman served for more than 20 years as a sports director for a Kenosha youth baseball league. In the early 1970s he was the Clerk of Kenosha County Circuit Courts for six years.

Hartman is survived by his wife, three daughters and six grandchildren.

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