Arlington, Texas - The Texas Rangers today issued the following statement on the passing of Bobby Bragan on Thursday evening at the age of 92:
The Texas Rangers join the entire baseball community in mourning the passing of Bobby Bragan. He leaves an unmatched legacy not only in his beloved Fort Worth but also on a much larger scale.
In the 1970's and 1980's, Mr. Bragan was a one-man community relations department in his role of Rangers Director of Public Relations/Speakers Bureau. He made hundreds of appearances on behalf of the club, promoting Texas Rangers baseball. Through his efforts, Mr. Bragan helped created countless new Rangers fans and entertained thousands in the process. He had remained a Special Assistant to the team over the last 20 years, and we are privileged to say he was a longtime member of the Rangers family.
Our prayers and sympathies go out to his wife Betty and the entire family. The Rangers salute the lifetime of baseball and community excellence that was Bobby Bragan. He will certainly be missed.