An all-star in 1981, Corbett pitched for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels and Baltimore Orioles during an eight-year major league career. Corbett was third in the American League Rookie of the Year vote in 1980, posting a 8-6 mark with 23 saves and a 1.98 ERA for the Twins. He was an all-star the next year as he led the AL in games (54) and games finished (45). However, he was far less effective the next season. His ERA jumped to 5.13 and he saved just 11 games for Minnesota and the Angels. Corbett had a solid season for California in 1984, finishing with a 2.12 ERA in 45 games. He remained in Anaheim for two more seasons before finishing his career with the Orioles in 1987. Corbett won 24 games and saved 66 more to go along with a 3.32 ERA in 313 career games.
Corbett pitched in his first game on April 10, 1980, facing the Oakland A’s. He came on in relief of Mike Marshall, who had relieved Jerry Koosman, and pitched the next five innings of the game, which the Twins won 9-7 in the 12th inning.
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