Catcher/Manager of the Fort Worth Cats from 1948-1952 during that time the Cats, a AA affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers never finished below .500 and won the Texas League Pennant in 1948 and 1949. During the 1949 season Bragan played catcher in 111 games, hit .295 and did not allow a past ball the whole season. Bragan later served as President of the Texas League from 1969-1975 and was the first Cat to have his jersey retired at a ceremony held on May 24, 2003. Bragan became the oldest manager in baseball history on August 15, 2005 when he suited up for the Fort Worth Cats of the Central League. The 87 year old broke the record that was formerly held by Connie Mack by one week. Bragan played with the Philadelphia Phillies (1940-42) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (1943-48) before managing at Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Milwaukee and Atlanta. He founded the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation in 1991 to motivate youth to become better scholars, citizens and athletes, and to serve as leaders and role models for their peers. His autobiography You Can't Hit the Ball With the Bat on Your Shoulder: The Baseball Life and Times of Bobby Bragan was published in 1992. He is a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2005.