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Philip Poole Bradley

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Phil Bradley was signed as a 3rd round pick in the 1981 amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners and scout Steve Vrablik.

Bradley had 3 good years with the Seattle Mariners from 1985 to 1987, and was an All-Star in 1985. He was then considered a bust after he was acquired in a trade by the Philadelphia Phillies with Tim Fortugno for Mike Jackson, Glenn Wilson and Dave Brundage. He had averaged 17 home runs and hit .302 with the Mariners between 1985 and 1987, but hit only .264 with 11 home runs with the Phillies in 1988. It should be noted that offense in baseball fell drastically in 1988 and he moved to a less hitter-friendly park. His OPS+ did fall from his 1985-1987 level, but was still 109 in 1988.

Following the 1988 campaign, Bradley was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for pitchers Gordon Dillard and Ken Howell. He played better with the 1989 Orioles, raising his average to .277 with the familiar 11 home runs. His 123 OPS+ was similar to his years in Seattle.

Midway through the 1990 season, Bradley was traded by Baltimore to the Chicago White Sox for DH/First baseman Ron Kittle. He then filed for free agency following that season and went to Japan for a season. Although he tried to hook on with a couple of Major League clubs in the Spring of 1992, Bradley never played in the majors again, finishing his career in AAA.

Bradley was the head coach at Westminster College (MO) in 1994-1996. In 2004, Bradley was a special assistant for the MLBPA. He has also served as assistant coach for the University of Missouri softball team.

Bradley's son, Curt Bradley, was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers out of University of Northern Iowa in the 33rd round of the 2006 amateur draft and played for the GCL Dodgers in 2007.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • AL All-Star (1985)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1985)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1985 & 1987)

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