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From BR Bullpen
Bradley David Ausmus
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 195 lb.
- Schools Dartmouth College
- High School Cheshire High School
- Debut July 28, 1993
- Final Game October 3, 2010
- Born April 14, 1969 in New Haven, CT USA
 Biographical Information
Brad Ausmus is high on the list of major league catchers who have played the most games at the position. As of 2010 he is in his 18th major league season at age 41, and has appeared in over 1,900 games at catcher.
Although Ausmus attended Dartmouth College, he never played on the baseball team because he had already been drafted and signed in 1987 by the New York Yankees. He began playing in the minors in 1988.
Brad was born in New Haven, CT and attended high school in Connecticut. He was only a 48th round draft pick, and played six seasons in the minors, mostly in the New York Yankees organization. The Colorado Rockies got him in the expansion draft but later traded him to the San Diego Padres, with whom he made his major league debut in 1993.
After several years with the Padres, Ausmus was traded to the Detroit Tigers and spent half of the 1996 season with them. Detroit traded him to Houston and he spent 1997-98 with the Houston Astros. Houston traded him back to the Tigers for 1999-2000 and after the 2000 season the Tigers traded him back to Houston, where he spent 2001-08.
Ausmus has been heavily used by his teams. Although a catcher, he had 400+ plate appearances each year from 1996-2006, and 300+ plate appearances from 1994-2007.
After retiring, Ausmus became a Special Assistant to the GM for the San Diego Padres in 2011. In 2012, Ausmus was named manager of the Israel national baseball team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, to be held in Jupiter, FL. He said that he would build the team around current and former major leaguers of Jewish background, with former players Shawn Green and Gabe Kapler having already indicated their interest in being part of the team.
 Notable Achievements
- AL All-Star (1999)
- 3-time NL Gold Glove Winner (2001, 2002 & 2006)