Longtime Braves announcer Ernie Johnson Sr. dies

Longtime Atlanta Braves announcer Ernie Johnson Sr. died at the age of 87 on Friday night.

He passed away in a hospice, with his wife at his side.

The voice of the Braves from 1962 to 1999, Johnson was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2001.

Johnson was a middle reliever for the Braves from 1950-1958. He made three appearances in the 1957 World Series against the Yankees.

Following his playing days, Johnson moved into the Braves front office as the public relations director in 1960.

His son, Ernie Johnson, Jr., worked Braves games with him for a few years and currently covers the NBA for TNT.

Johnson's passing came on a night Dan Uggla established the longest hitting streak in Atlanta history during a 10-4 win over the Cubs, while the No. 6 jersey of former manager Bobby Cox was retired.