Bobby Bragan

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Bobby Bragan
Robert Randall Bragan
"Nig"
Bat/Throw: R/R
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 175
Born: 1917-10-30 at Birmingham, AL (US)
Died: 2010-1-21 at Fort Worth, TX (US)
Interred: Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth, TX (US)
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Bobby Bragan was a professional player and manager.

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Personal

  • Resided in Fort Worth, Texas in 1953.
  • Self-identified as being of English-Irish ancestry.
  • Started as an infielder in 1937 with Panama City in the Alabama-Florida League and switched to catching in 1942 when he was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies and all of their catchers were injured and Manager Hans Lobert asked if anyone could catch; Bragan had caught a bit around Birmingham in sandlot and semi-pro circles.
  • During the winter of 1952 he managed Almendares in the Cuban League.
  • Per 1953 PCL Sketch book, was manager of Fort Worth in the 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952 Texas League.

Outside of baseball

  • Served as an infantry lieutenant in the U.S. Army in World War II in 1945-1946.

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