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Former Hillcats General Manager Ronnie Roberts passes away

He always had a positive attitude that left a lasting impression with fans, players, and staff members.

Ronnie Roberts at the ballpark
Ronnie Roberts at the ballpark (Lynchburg Hillcats)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – It is with a heavy heart that we wish to inform the community that our friend, colleague, and Hillcats family member; Ronnie Roberts passed away this afternoon.

Ronnie was 70 years old and remains a legend at the ballpark. He always had a positive attitude that left a lasting impression with fans, players, and staff members.

Upon hearing the news of Ronnie's passing Hillcats' President and current General Manager Chris Jones said "Ronnie will be missed and saying that is an understatement. He was a constant presence at the ballpark and helped create memories for so many in this community. It will not be the same without him."

The Lynchburg Hillcats are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The Hillcats are eight-time Carolina League Champions, having most recently won the Mills Cup Championship in 2017. The Hillcats play their home games at City Stadium, which has been home to Minor League Baseball in Lynchburg since 1940. Visit the Hillcats online at Lynchburg-hillcats.com, and follow the Hillcats on Twitter (@LynHillcats), Instagram (@LynHillcats) and Facebook (Lynchburg Hillcats). For more information about the Lynchburg Hillcats, please contact Maura Sheridan at msheridan@lynchburg-hillcats.com.