Doug Corbett

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Doug Corbett
Pitcher
Born: (1952-11-04) November 4, 1952 (age 61)
Sarasota, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 1980 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
July 30, 1987 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Win–loss record 24–30
Earned run average 3.32
Strikeouts 343
Saves 66
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Douglas Mitchell Corbett (born November 4, 1952) is a former American professional baseball player who was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for eight seasons during the 1980s. He played college baseball for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels and Baltimore Orioles.

Early years[edit]

Doug Corbett was born in Sarasota, Florida in 1952. He attended Sarasota High School, and played high school baseball for the Sarasota Sailors.

College career[edit]

Corbett received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Dave Fuller's Florida Gators baseball team from 1971 to 1974. He was a recognized as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a pitcher in 1974. Corbett graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science in 1974, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1996.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

In his rookie season with the Twins, Corbett saved twenty-three games and placed third in the Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award voting in the American League. The following year, he was elected to the American League All-Star team.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "UF Hall of Fame inductees," The Gainesville Sun, p. 2C (April 12, 1996). Retrieved July 23, 2011.

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