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Jack Corbett never touched a Dodgers Cool Base Alternate Royal Jersey major league field, but his bases did.Corbett spent a decade playing for minor league teams, including the 1888 New Orleans Pelicans, who disbanded at midseason. He later tied his cleats for the Brockton Shoemakers, a Cla s B club named after its citys popular shoemaking industry.MORE: Baseball's longest gamesCorbetts playing career ended in 1897 and by 1903 he was a minor league manager. He led the Asheville Tourists in thefastest game ever and wona South Atlantic League championship for the Columbia Comers in 1917.After his thousands of games, Corbett developed a theory that bases were too loose. Back then, bases were filled Dodgers Womens Cool Base Jersey with dirt, sand or sawdust and plopped onto the field. He designed a Chase Utley Cool Base White Jersey base with a stem to insert below ground for increased stability and called his new invention Jack Corbett Hollywood Base Sets.Major League Baseball picked up the patent in 1939 and Corbetts concoctions have been the official bases of MLB ever since.ABC Newscalled Corbett a long-forgotten baseball pioneer who came up with a system in the late 1930s to make bases both tough to move when they're in play and easily removable when they're not. The base, tapered so that it could hug the dirt, had a metal attachment at the bottom that was placed in a metal tube sunk in Dodgers Cool Base White Jersey concrete below the ground.When you see close plays this week in the MLB playoffs, think of Jack Corbett.He was all about that base.Tim Hagerty is the broadcaster for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas, and is on Twitter at @MinorsTeamNames. He is also the author of"Root for the Clayton Kershaw Jersey Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names."