Pat Corrales, a former MLB catcher and manager of the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies died at the age of 82, the teams announced Monday.
Corrales played nine seasons of professional baseball from 1964 to 1973 with the Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres. He began his coaching career shortly after and managed Texas from 1978 to 1980, Philadelphia from 1982 to 1983 and Cleveland from 1984 to 1987.
After being fired from Cleveland that season, Corrales took coaching jobs with the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals. The Los Angeles Dodgers hired him as a special assistant to the general manager in 2012.
Teams and individuals around the league sent their condolences.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of former Cleveland Manager Pat Corrales. Corrales spent nine years as a Major League Manager, leading our club from 1983-87. pic.twitter.com/lxzbqbueiY
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) August 28, 2023
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) August 28, 2023
Pat gracias for the lessons. I was lucky to have you later in my career in Atlanta. You helped me turn my field leadership into coaching then managing. We had good times. Hasta que no volvamos a ver. We need
More Pat Corrales in the game. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/dPdxIuC6Tc
— Ozzie Guillen (@OzzieGuillen) August 28, 2023
The Rangers extend their thoughts and prayers to the family of former manager Pat Corrales, who passed away on Sunday night at age 82. Pat was Rangers’ coach from 1976-78 and managed the club from 10/1/78-10/5/80 with 160-164 overall record. He will be missed by the MLB family.
— John Blake (@RangerBlake) August 28, 2023
Sad to hear about the passing of Pat Corrales. We had quite a few battles on the field, Pat was a great guy, a great teammate, and a friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Corrales family. pic.twitter.com/aySLZMueX0
— Fergie Jenkins (@fergieajenkins) August 28, 2023
The Hall of Fame remembers longtime player, coach and manager Pat Corrales, who passed away at the age of 82.
(Paul Spinelli/MLB Photos ) pic.twitter.com/bxVmJ5QiId
— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) August 28, 2023
We join all of Major League Baseball in mourning the passing of Pat Corrales, who served on the Nationals coaching staff from 2007-09 and 2011. pic.twitter.com/8IrC4XJNUf
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 28, 2023
The Los Angeles Dodgers are saddened by the passing of Pat Corrales, the Dodgers Special Assistant to the General Manager. Our thoughts are with his wife Donna and the rest of the Corrales family. pic.twitter.com/FtwIGSfAO8
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 28, 2023
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