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About Joseph Aloysius Corbett
Joseph Aloysius Corbett (December 4, 1875 - May 2, 1945) was a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played in the National League. He was born in San Francisco, California.
Corbett, the younger brother of World Heavyweight Boxing Champion James J. Corbett, played baseball at Saint Mary's College of California from 1890 - 1893 before breaking into the major leagues in 1895. He went 3-0 with a 2.20 earned run average for the Baltimore Orioles in 1896 and then won two games in the Temple Cup series. He had his best season in 1897 when he posted career-highs in wins (24), strikeouts (149), ERA (3.11), starts (37), complete games (34) and innings pitched (313.0). However, Corbett had gotten angry over a dispute with manager Ned Hanlon, and he refused to report to the team the following season. Hanlon welched on a bet and refused to buy Corbett a new suit for winning 20 games.