Bragan at Southlake Luncheon

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Unless you've heard baseball marvel Bobby Bragan recite Casey at the Bat, you haven't really heard it.

At last week's awards luncheon for the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Bragan delivered from memory the famed poem, penned by Ernest Lawrence Thayer in 1888, and you could hear a pin drop ... a highlight of the annual awards luncheon, held again this year at the Marriott Solana in Westlake.

Weaver receives award

Earl Weaver and Bobby BraganHall of Fame manager Earl Weaver was honored at the 2007 Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Gala on Nov. 9 at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel.

Weaver was among many honored guests who attended Bobby Bragan's 90th birthday celebration.

Bobby Bragan 1917-2010

Bobby Bragan was involved with baseball in some form or fashion for nine decades. His first exposure to the sport was as a player, then as a manager and later as an executive and finally as Fort Worth’s ambassador to the game.

A native of Birmingham, Ala., Bragan was born with baseball in his blood.

Bragan came to town as the player/manager of the Fort Worth Cats in 1948 and over the next seven dacades became Fort Worth's Mr. Baseball.

Bragan receives Scovell Award
On Sept. 11, 2007, Bobby Bragan was presented with the prestigious Field Scovell Award at the Dallas All Sports Association Banquet held at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. This esteemed award, which is presented for achievement, character and community service on the regional sports scene, has a rich history of being presented to some of our nation's finest athletes and philanthropists.
About the Bragan Youth Foundation
Bobby Bragan is known for his many accomplishments both on and off the field, but it is his ability to inspire greatness that is at the core of the BBYF scholarship program.
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