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Fred Langdon Bradley
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut May 1, 1948
- Final Game May 1, 1949
- Born July 31, 1920 in Parsons, KS USA
- Died April 24, 2012 in Pico Rivera, CA USA
 Biographical Information
Kansas native Fred Bradley spent seven seasons in professional baseball from 1940 to 1949. He also spent three years (1943-1945) in the United States Navy during World War II.
Bradley spent three seasons in the minor leagues before enlisting in the military service. He went 8-6 in 24 games for the Idaho Falls Russets of the class C Pioneer League in his first season in the pros. Fred then had two double-digit win seasons, back-to-back, racking up 16 wins for the same Idaho squad in 1941, and winning 14 for the Tacoma Tigers of the class B Western International League in 1942, before entering the service.
Back from the Navy in time for the 1946 season, Fred spent the next two seasons (1946-1947) with the Kansas City Blues of the American Association, an affiliate of the New York Yankees. He spun a 7-9 record in 1946 but came right back the following year and put together a 13-4 record to go with a 2.98 ERA. On February 24, 1948, he was traded by the Yankees along with Aaron Robinson and Bill Wight to the Chicago White Sox for Eddie Lopat.
Bradley made his debut with the White Sox on May 1, 1948 and it was a long summer. He appeared in just eight games, pitching 15 2/3 innings with a 4.60 ERA with no decisions. He was back with the White Sox for the 1949 season and made his only appearance on May 1st, pitching two innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 runs for a 13.50 ERA and this was his finale in the big leagues.
Fred finished out the 1949 season, and his pro baseball career with the Memphis Chickasaws of the Southern Association. He went 3-9 in 19 appearances and decided to call it a career. Fred left the game in 1949 with a 61-52 minor league record in 172 games, while pitching 988 innings.