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Pat Corrales

Corrales with the Nationals in 2008
Catcher, Manager
Born: March 20, 1941 (1941-03-20) (age 68)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 2, 1964 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1973 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Batting average     .216
Home runs     4
Runs batted in     54
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Patrick Corrales (born March 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California), is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played from 1964-1973, primarily for the Cincinnati Reds, but also for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres. He most recently served as bench coach for the Washington Nationals during the 2nd half of the 2009 season.

Biography

Corrales was a star at Fresno(CA) High School, and a teammate of future major-league pitchers Jim Maloney and Dick Ellsworth.

Corrales spent nine years as a major league manager and finished with an overall record of 572-634 with the Texas Rangers, Phillies and Cleveland Indians. Corrales managed in both the National League and American League, and became only the fourth manager to manage in both leagues in the same season. He is the only manager ever to be fired while in first place; the Philadelphia Phillies fired him in 1983 (despite being in first place, the team had amassed a less-than-stellar record of 43-42[1]), and he was replaced by Paul Owens. Corrales is also the first major league manager of Mexican American descent.[2] Since he retired from managing he has had a long career as a bench coach. He acted in that role for nine years with the Atlanta Braves, and was with Washington Nationals for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before being fired at the end of 2008 along with the majority of the Nationals' coaching staff. Shortly after being fired, he accepted a job as a special consultant to the Nationals. He resumed as bench coach in July 2009 after Jim Riggleman was appointed acting manager after Manny Acta was fired.

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Preceded by
Billy Hunter
Texas Rangers Managers
1978-1980
Succeeded by
Don Zimmer
Preceded by
Dallas Green
Philadelphia Phillies Manager
1982-1983
Succeeded by
Paul Owens
Preceded by
Mike Ferraro
Cleveland Indians Manager
1983-1987
Succeeded by
Doc Edwards
Preceded by
Eddie Rodriguez
Washington Nationals Bench Coach
2007-2008
Succeeded by
Jim Riggleman
Preceded by
Jim Riggleman
Washington Nationals Bench Coach
2009
Succeeded by
John McLaren
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