The Atlanta Braves are in mourning following the loss of a cherished longtime coach on Monday.
Pat Corrales, an esteemed figure in Major League Baseball who transitioned from an MLB catcher to a coach and manager, has passed away at the age of 82.
“Rest in peace to the legendary Pat Corrales, 82, a passionate player, manager, and baseball executive who leaves behind an incredible legacy. It was an honor to know him and share moments with him,” reported Bob Nightengale.
The Braves officially confirmed this somber news on Monday afternoon. Corrales, a dedicated bench coach for the Braves, played an instrumental role in their triumph during a World Series in the 1990s.
His involvement in the league spanned from 1964 to 1973 as a player and continued as a manager from 1978 to 1987.
In addition to his tenure with the Braves, Corrales also contributed his coaching expertise to the Rangers, Yankees, and Nationals.
May his legacy rest in peace.