Corbitt's Baseball Reference page lists the following for his transactions:
- March 18, 1946: Purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- July 5, 1953: Traded by Syracuse (International) to the New York Giants for Marv Blaylock.
Corbitt was a minor leaguer in the Yankees system who was loaned on option to Milwaukee before the 1940 season. Sometime during that year, the Milwaukee club purchased the rights to Corbitt from the Yankees, that deal mentioned in several newspaper articles.
After the 1940 season, things got dicey. Corbitt was reportedly sold by Milwaukee to the Dodgers' Montreal club, but the Milwaukee team tried to back out of the deal, citing timing issues with the deal. Montreal would have none of that-they really wanted Corbitt, and took the matter to the higher-ups...from the Milwaukee Journal of Feb 16, 1941...
“A controversy between the Milwaukee ball club and the Brooklyn Dodgers over Shortstop Claude Corbitt will be heard at Hot Springs, Ark., Feb. 25…”
“[Judge W.G.] Bramham [president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues] will decide whether Corbitt still belongs to the Milwaukee club or goes to Brooklyn. The teams, according to Henry J. Bendinger, president of the Brewers, made a tentative agreement in December whereby Corbitt would be sold to Brooklyn.”
“Had the deal with Brooklyn been completed, the Brewers were to have received several players on option and a cash consideration and Corbitt was to have gone to Montreal, the Dodgers’ International league farm.”
The Montreal Gazette of March 26, 1941 tells us how that decision went, and the aftermath:
"Hector H. Racine, president of the Montreal Baseball Club, announced today the consummation of a player deal with the Milwaukee club of the American Association by which Montreal secures the services of Claude Corbitt, star shortstop of the American Association club. In exchange for Corbitt Montreal gives Milwaukee two players outright – first baseman Gus Suhr and outfielder Arnold Moser, and also options to Milwaukee for the 1941 season pitcher Ray Roche.”