Former Texas Rangers owner Brad Corbett died on Christmas Eve, the Rangers announced late Wednesday. He was 75.
"The Texas Rangers are saddened to hear of the death of Brad Corbett, who passed away on Monday at the age of 75," the team said in a statement.
"Mr. Corbett was the Principal Owner of the Texas Rangers from May 29, 1974, to April 29, 1980. His tenure as owner was marked by a passion and drive to bring a winning team to the fans of North Texas. During his ownership, the Rangers produced their first four winning seasons and finished second three times. Texas' 94 victories in 1977 remained the most in team history until 1999.
"The spirit in which Mr. Corbett served as Owner of the Rangers will be remembered always. The organization extends its deepest sympathies to his family and friends on his passing."