Lynchburg baseball legend Ronnie Roberts dies at 70

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7)-- Ronnie Roberts, a legend of baseball in the Lynchburg area, has died at the age of 70. He spent 28 years with the Lynchburg Hillcats organization.

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WDBJ7's Anthony Romano covered Roberts' last day in Lynchburg Monday, May 8 as his battle with cancer was sending him to North Carolina to enter hospice care.

Before he left for North Carolina, the Hillcats community came out to say farewell to a local legend.

Climbing from head groundskeeper to assistant GM to general manager, Roberts spent his entire baseball career in the Hill City until he retired in 2018.

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