Bragan attends Rangers Grand Opening

Fort Worth's Mr. Baseball, Bobby Bragan took part in the Grand Opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Texas Rangers Store in downtown Fort Worth.

Bragan, along with former Rangers' catcher Jim Sundberg, Mayor Mike Moncrief, former Ranger and Fort Worth Cats' pitcher Jose Guzman were among the luminaries on hand for the event.

Left, Bragan is pictured with Guzman (center) and Moncrief (right).

08-09 Scholarship Winners Announced

The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation has selected this year's 36 scholarship winners, who will receive their $2,500 scholarships after completion of high school and acceptance at an institution of higher learning.

This year's winners represent 15 different independent school districts: Arlington (five winners), Birdville (two), Burleson (one), Crowley (two), Dallas (six), Eagle Mountain-Saginaw (two), Fort Worth (five), Grand Prairie (two), Grapevine-Colleyville (two), Keller (three), Kennedale (one), Lake Worth (one), Mansfield (two), Northwest (one), and White Settlement (one winner). Two schools have the honor of having two winners each: Summer Creek Middle School in Crowley and Ronald Reagan Middle School in Grand Prairie.

Both winners and finalists were recognized at the foundation's annual scholarship celebration on April 26th at Martin Hall, located on the campus of Texas Wesleyan University. Doug White, BBYF Board Member and President of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, was the featured speaker.

Bobby Bragan and the BBYF board send their congratulations to all the outstanding students who qualified to compete in the 2008/2009 scholarship competition. 

Click Read More for the complete list of winners and finalists.


Bragan joins Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Three years ago this month, Bobby Bragan was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. On Feb. 15, 2006, Bragan joined Tim Brown, Augie Garrido, Emmitt Smith, Zina Garrison, James Segrest, R.C. Slocum and Bela & Martha Karolyi as the Class of 2005.

The ceremony was held at the Ferrell Center in Waco. You can visit the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, just east of I-35. For more information, visit the Texas Sports Hall of Fame website .
Bragan featured in documentary
Bobby Bragan, player/manager for the Cats from 1948-1952 and Mr. Baseball in Fort Worth, is prominently featured in "Through a Cat's Eyes" a one-hour documentary on KERA Ch. 13 on Wednesday, May 6 at 10 p.m.

The documentary features tons of historic photos, vintage video and interviews from Bragan, Duke Snider, Sparky Anderson, Bob Schieffer and more.
Grieve honored at BBYF Gala

Former player, GM, and current TV analyst Tom Grieve was honored on Tuesday with the Bobby Bragan Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation's annual Gala at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Also recognized at the Gala were the 2009 graduating seniors who were awarded scholarships in 2005.

A host of former and current Rangers players and front office personnel were on hand for the event. All-Star infielders Michael Young and Ian Kinsler signed autographs at the VIP reception and attendees included Dr. Bobby Brown, Jim Sundberg, Dale Petroskey, Joe Macko and Josh Lewin.

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