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John Altobelli Orioles connection?

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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.

 

http://www.coastreportonline.com/sports/article_73a89d4e-f894-11e6-b736-17e5a357323d.html

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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