Fred Corral

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Fred Corral

Biographical Information[edit]

Fred Corrall played college ball at San Joaquin Delta College and the University of California in Berkeley, winning accolades at both schools. He starred at San Joaquin where he garnered All-Camino Notre Conference honors in 1985 and 1986 before transferring to Cal. In 1987 Corral earned first team All-Pac-10 honors. The Golden Bears’ eighth 10-game winner, Corral set a school record for single-season win-loss percentage with a perfect 10-0 record. The southpaw added five saves and a 3.75 ERA in enroute to earning the team’s Most Valuable Pitcher honor. Corral helped lead Cal to its fourth College World Series appearance in 1988. He finished his two-year Golden Bears career with a 13-5 mark, 4.50 ERA and six saves.

Corral began his long coaching career in 1993, always as a pitching coach. On the collegiate summer league circuit, Corral served as the assistant coach for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League. He also directed the squad's outfielders while helping lead the team to the National Baseball Congress World Series championship. He followed that with two years at San Joaquin Delta College. In the summer of 1994, Corral also toured Switzerland with Major League Baseball International, instructing coaches on fundamentals, practice organization, and game management.

After the 1995 season, Corral moved to Sacramento City College and served as their pitching coach from 1996-2002. He contributed to numerous winning teams there under the direction of Jerry Weinstein. Many of the pitchers he coached went on to four year colleges or to the professional baseball ranks. In addition to working with the Panther pitchers, Corral gained further coaching experience with the Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers. His initial experience occurred in 1999 when he was an instructor at spring and extended spring training for the Expos' Gulf Coast League team. In 2000-2001 Corral worked for the Dodgers as a pitching coach with the Yakima Bears and the Wilmington Waves.

In the summer of 2002, Corral left California and headed east to coach for the next 19 years.

Corral had a lot of success during his college coaching career and sent close to 100 pitchers to the professional ranks. But he also experienced a few rough years. Two of those years led to his dismissal from his second stint with Tennessee and to his release from Missouri. In the Missouri case, the team went into the season hoping to earn an NCAA regional tournament berth. Instead, the whole team had an awful year (15-36) and the pitching staff finished with an ERA of 7.24 which was one of the worst in the nation.

After a hiatus of more than 20 years, Corral returned to the professional ranks as a pitching coach for the rookie level ACL Reds in 2022-2023.

Related Sites[edit]

University of Missouri Bio