From BR Bullpen
Michael William Grady
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 190 lb.
- Debut April 24, 1894
- Final Game September 19, 1906
- Born December 23, 1869 in Kennett Square, PA USA
- Died December 3, 1943 in Kennett Square, PA USA
 Biographical Information
Mike Grady, who played 11 years in the major leagues as a catcher and first baseman, had some excellent seasons at the plate. He had three years where his Adjusted OPS was at least 140. His best season was 1904, when he was fourth in the league in batting average and second in the league in slugging percentage.
However, Grady's fielding statistics fell on the opposite end of the spectrum - his range factors and fielding percentages were typically below average. In 1899, while playing a game at 3rd base for the New York Giants (pressed into service after the previous third sacker had been thrown out of the game), Grady set a major league record (that is logistically impossible to break) for most errors recorded on a single play, with four. After botching a grounder (1), he threw the ball away attempting to throw to first (2), allowing the runner to advance to second. As the right fielder threw to Grady at 3rd, the ball got away from him (3); he finally launched the ball over the catcher's head attempting to nail the runner at home, allowing him to score (4).