MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — The former general manager and player of the Milwaukee Brewers died Friday night, the team announced Saturday.
Sal Bando died in Oconomowoc at the age of 78 after a five-year battle with cancer.
Bando is a former third baseman for the Brewers. He played with the team for his five seasons from 1977 to his 1981, and was part of his first Brewers postseason squad.
Following his playing career, he joined the Brewers’ front office and in 1991 was appointed the sixth general manager in franchise history. He held the position until 1999, according to the Brewers.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sal Bando,” said Brewers president and business operations Rick Schlesinger. “Sal has proudly influenced the organization over the years, both as a player and as a manager. His arrival on the team in 1977 established the first great era of Brewers baseball. My deepest condolences to Sal’s loved ones.”
The Bando family statement reads: Sal’s wife of 54 years, and sons Sal Jr., Sonny and Steph, send their love to family, friends and fans mourning the loss of a humble and loyal man. ”
The Brewers mourn the passing of former third baseman, general manager and 2014 Wall of Honor Hall of Famer Sal Bando. My heartfelt condolences to Sal’s family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/IyFxLcYhk9
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) January 21, 2023
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