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The Sacramento Solons of 1946


GENE CORBETT
Solons First Baseman
Bats left; throws right
Height 6' 1". Weight 185 lbs.
Hair: brown. Eyes: brown

Eugene Louis Corbett was born in Winona, Minnesota on October 25, 1913. Of Irish-Polish descent, he attended high school in St. Paul, Minnesota, hwere he lettered in baseball and basketball, was baseball captain one year and basketball captain two years.

Gene says he got one hit in his first professional game which was the opener, and ever since he has been unable to get more than one hit in any opening game. Seems like a fixed habit.

Professional baseball experience and managers -- 1933-34-35, Winnepeg, Northern League, Bruno Hass, Wes Griffin; 1936, Philadelphia, National League, Jimmy Wilson; Haxelton, NYP League, Andy High; 1937, Philadelphia National League, Jimmy Wilson; Buffalo, International League, Ray Schalk; 1938, Philadelphia, National League, Jimmy Wilson; Baltimore, International League, Rogers Hornsby, Buck Crouse; 1939-40-41, Baltimore, International League, Alphonse (Tommy Thomas; 1942-43, Newark, International League, Bill Meyer; 1944, Kansas City, American Association, Johnny Neun; 1945, defense work.

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