World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Brad Corbett

Article Id: WHEBN0017656606
Reproduction Date:

Title: Brad Corbett  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of Texas Rangers owners and executives, Chuck Greenberg (businessman), Texas Rangers (baseball), October 15
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Brad Corbett

Brad Corbett
Born Bradford Gary Corbett
(1937-10-15)October 15, 1937
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Died December 24, 2012(2012-12-24) (aged 75)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Known for Owner of the Texas Rangers from 1974 to 1980

Bradford Gary Corbett (October 15, 1937 – December 24, 2012) was the owner of the Bobby Bonds, Al Oliver and Jon Matlack.

Despite never making the postseason, Texas finished in second place three times under Corbett’s ownership. The ’77 club won 94 games, the most in team history until 1999.[2] The Team's winning percentage under him was .521, better than the winning percentages under most owners. [3]

He cried openly after the Rangers lost on July 4, 1977 [4] and told the assembled news media, "I'm selling this team because it's killing me! They are dogs on the field and they are dogs off the field." Corbett fired three managers in the six seasons that he owned the Rangers. Corbett inherited Billy Martin as his first manager when he purchased the team from Martin's personal friend, Robert Short. Martin became upset with Corbett's interference with his managing in 1975, thus prompting Martin to state, "You know as much about baseball as I do about pipe" [5]).

In 1980 Corbett sold the team to oil producer Eddie Chiles.

He died at his home in Fort Worth in December of 2012.[6]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Before It's News Monday, January 21, 2013 Remembering eccentric Texas Rangers owner Brad Corbett
  3. ^ Fort Worth Star-Telegram December 16, 2009 Rangers ownership though the years
  4. ^
  5. ^ Martin, Billy, with Peter Golenbock. "Number 1". Delacorte Press, 1980
  6. ^ [1]
  • "Huffing and Puffing in Texas" Sports Illustrated. August 7, 1978 [2]
  • The Impossible Takes A Little Longer by Phil Rogers. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1990.
  • Seasons in Hell by Mike Shropshire.
  • The Baseball Hall of Shame Volume 2.
  • The Complete Handbook of Baseball 1980.
  • "Rangers Ownership Through the Years" Fort Worth Star-Telegram. December 16, 2009.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.