July 21, 2024

Former Philadelphia Phillies player, manager has died: report

Former Philadelphia Phillies player, manager has died: report - pennlive.com

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Pat Corrales, a former player and manager for the Philadelphia Phillies, passed away.

He was eighty-two.

On Twitter/X, Nightengale posted, “RIP legendary Pat Corrales, 82, a fiery player, manager, and baseball executive who leaves behind quite a fabulous legacy.” “Getting to know him and spend time with him was a privilege.”

Corrales was a catcher who made his Major League debut with the Phillies in 1964. He played for the team through 1965, and then had stints with the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres where his playing career wrapped up in 1973.

He moved into coaching with the Texas Rangers in 1976, and first became a manager with the team in 1978. He led the club through the 1980 season.

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