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Was John Atobelli, the young baseball coach that died today in the crash with Kobe Bryant, related to Joe Atobelli, our manager during our '83 series?  I tried looking online,  but wasn't able to determine.  Tragic either way.

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Altobelli was the sixth of eight siblings in a baseball loving family. His mom watched the Cubs on WGN religiously, and his dad played professionally.



The only player with the last name Altobelli listed in baseball reference or the baseball cube is the former Orioles manager.



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Thanks, I was wondering about that.  Either way, a tragic loss for all involved.  Another reminder that life is fleeting.

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