Bobby Bragan

Bobby Bragan

Original Name Robert Randall
Birth
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Death 21 Jan 2010 (aged 92)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Live Oak Section, Lot 1818, Space 1
Memorial ID 46961390 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player, Manager. For seven seasons (1940 to 1944, 1947 to 1948), he played at the shortstop, catcher and third base positions with the Philadelphia Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers. Born Robert Randall Bragan, he made his big league debut with the Phillies on April 16, 1940. He enjoyed his most successful season the following year, when he appeared in 154 games, recording 140 hits, while driving in 69 runs. His career yielded to his service in the United States Military during World War II. After resuming, he was a member of the 1947 National League Pennant-winning Dodgers' team, appearing in 1 game during the World Series, recording a pinch-hit RBI double. In 597 career regular season games, Bragan amassed 456 hits with a .240 lifetime batting average. He extended his playing career serving as player-manager with the Fort Worth Cats of the Texas League (1948 to 1952), Hollywood Stars (1953 to 1955) and Spokane Indians (1959) of the Pacific Coast League. He served as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates (1956 to 1957), Cleveland Indians (1958) and Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1963 to 1966), compiling a 443 win 478 loss record. Among his Major League coaching stints include serving on the Los Angeles Dodgers' (1960) and Houston Colt.45s' (1962) staffs. In addition, he worked for more than 30 years within the Texas Rangers' organization as community director of public relations for the team's speakers bureau and special assistant to the club. He founded the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation in 1991 and was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. His younger brother Jimmy was a Major League coach with the Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos and Milwaukee Brewers during the 1960s and 1970s.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 22 Jan 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 46961390
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bobby Bragan (30 Oct 1917–21 Jan 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46961390, citing Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .