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Robert Bragan

Robert Bragan

(1917 – 2010)

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Robert Bragan

Robert Bragan
(1917 – 2010)

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Robert Bragan

(1917 – 2010)
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This is a memorial dedicated to Bobby Bragan. Robert Randall Bragan was a shortstop, catcher, manager, and coach in American Major League Baseball. He also was an influential executive in minor league baseball.
On August 16, 2005, Bragan came out of retirement to manage the independent Central League Fort Worth Cats for one game, making him — at 87 years, nine months, and 16 days old — the oldest manager in professional baseball annals. Always known as an innovator with a sense of humour — and an umpire-baiter — Bobby Bragan was ejected in the third inning of his "comeback", thus also becoming the oldest person in any capacity to be ejected from a professional baseball game. Bobby
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enjoyed the rest of the Cats' 11-10 victory from a more comfortable vantage point.
Upon his retirement, Bobby and his wife, Gwenn, made their permanent home in Fort Worth, Texas. During his retirement, Bobby Bragan worked in special projects for the Texas Rangers.
At 90 years old, Bobby continued an active schedule, as the Executive Director of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation and making numerous appearances for civic organizations and businesses, as well as in schools, where he enjoys entertaining and motivating students.
Each year, the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation honours outstanding athletes for the achievements on and off of the playing field. Honourees have included Willie Mays, Lou Brock
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and Brooks Robinson.
Bobby Bragan passed away on the 21st January 2010. This is a tribute to Bobby Bragan, his life and his achievements. May he rest in peace.
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Robert Bragan

This is a memorial dedicated to Bobby Bragan. Robert Randall Bragan was a shortstop, catcher, manager, and coach in American Major League Baseball. He also was an influential executive in minor league baseball.
On August 16, 2005, Bragan came out of retirement to manage the independent Central League Fort Worth Cats for one game, making him — at 87 years, nine months, and 16 days old — the oldest manager in professional baseball annals. Always known as an innovator with a sense of humour — and an umpire-baiter — Bobby Bragan was ejected in the third inning of his "comeback", thus also becoming the oldest person in any capacity to be ejected from a professional baseball game. Bobby...

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