MILWAUKEE — Davey Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. He was 73.
The Brewers say Nelson died Monday after a long illness.
Nelson joined the Brewers as a roving minor league instructor in 2001 before joining the big league team as first base coach two years later. He became an analyst with Fox Sports Wisconsin in 2006 and took a front-office role with the Brewers organization.
Nelson, who served as a coach for the Indians from 1992 to 1997, also had coaching stints with the White Sox, Athletics and the Montreal Expos.
He made his major league debut with the Indians in 1968, and played in the majors until 1977 as an infielder with the Tribe, Senators, Rangers and Royals. Nelson made the 1973 AL All-Star team after batting .286 with 43 stolen bases with Texas.