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Bill Bradley

William Joseph Bradley

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: February 13, 1878 in Cleveland, OH (All Transactions)
Debut: August 26, 1899 (Age 21.194, 2,164th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1900 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Naps/Orphans/Bronchos/Blues/Packers/... 1899-1915

Last Game: September 28, 1915 (Age 37.227)
Died: March 11, 1954 in Cleveland, OH
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH
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Fine Details  · Last updated Dec 19, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #592. Charlie Jamieson… #593. Jason Thompson… #594. Ripper Collins… #595. BILL BRADLEY… #596. Jay Buhner… #597. Bill Russell… #598. Ray Boone… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1899 21 CHC NL 35 144 129 26 40 6 1 2 18 4 12 17 .310 .378 .419 .796 120 54 2 1 5/6
1900 22 CHC NL 122 483 444 63 125 21 8 5 49 14 27 61 .282 .330 .399 .728 104 177 5 7 *53
1901 23 CLE AL 133 551 516 95 151 28 13 1 55 15 26 28 .293 .336 .403 .739 108 208 8 1 *5/1
1902 24 CLE AL 137 597 550 104 187 39 12 11 77 11 27 23 .340 .375 .515 .890 150 283 4 16 *5
1903 25 CLE AL 136 587 536 101 168 36 22 6 68 21 25 69 .313 .348 .496 .844 153 266 3 23 *5
1904 26 CLE AL 154 667 609 94 183 32 8 6 83 23 26 76 .300 .334 .409 .743 135 249 5 27 *5
1905 27 CLE AL 146 604 541 63 145 34 6 0 51 22 27 56 .268 .321 .353 .674 113 191 15 21 *5
1906 28 CLE AL 82 340 302 32 83 16 2 2 25 13 18 20 .275 .324 .361 .685 116 109 4 16 5
1907 29 CLE AL 139 588 498 48 111 20 1 0 34 20 35 42 .223 .286 .267 .553 76 133 9 46 *5
1908 30 CLE AL 148 650 548 70 133 24 7 1 46 18 29 61 .243 .297 .318 .614 99 174 13 60 *56
1909 31 CLE AL 95 376 334 30 62 6 3 0 22 8 19 37 .186 .236 .222 .458 42 74 3 20 5/34
1910 32 CLE AL 61 233 214 12 42 3 0 0 12 6 10 23 .196 .236 .210 .446 39 45 1 8 5
1914 36 BTT FL 7 6 6 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 .500 .500 .667 1.167 233 4 0 0
1915 37 KCP FL 66 221 203 15 38 9 1 0 9 6 9 18 .187 .225 .241 .467 39 49 1 7 5
14 Yrs 1461 6047 5430 754 1471 275 84 34 552 181 290 531 .271 .317 .371 .688 108 2016 73 253
162 Game Avg. 162 671 602 84 163 30 9 4 61 20 32 59 .271 .317 .371 .688 108 224 8 28
CLE (10 yrs) 1231 5193 4648 649 1265 238 74 27 473 157 242 435 .272 .317 .373 .690 111 1732 65 238
CHC (2 yrs) 157 627 573 89 165 27 9 7 67 18 39 78 .288 .341 .403 .744 107 231 7 8
BTT (1 yr) 7 6 6 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 .500 .500 .667 1.167 233 4 0 0
KCP (1 yr) 66 221 203 15 38 9 1 0 9 6 9 18 .187 .225 .241 .467 39 49 1 7
AL (10 yrs) 1231 5193 4648 649 1265 238 74 27 473 157 242 435 .272 .317 .373 .690 111 1732 65 238
FL (2 yrs) 73 227 209 16 41 10 1 0 12 6 9 18 .196 .233 .254 .486 45 53 1 7
NL (2 yrs) 157 627 573 89 165 27 9 7 67 18 39 78 .288 .341 .403 .744 107 231 7 8

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1899 21 CHC NL 35 144 3 -0 0 -3 1 1 0.1 5 6 0.6 .503 .501 0.9 -0.2 9 5/6
1900 22 CHC NL 122 483 -1 -1 0 4 3 6 0.5 16 22 2.2 .504 .503 1.8 0.6 18 $1,400 *53
1901 23 CLE AL 133 551 6 -1 0 7 4 17 1.5 20 36 3.5 .511 .509 2.8 1.0 30 $4,500 *5/1
1902 24 CLE AL 137 597 36 -1 0 9 4 49 4.6 21 70 6.7 .534 .529 5.9 1.3 61 *5
1903 25 CLE AL 136 587 31 -0 0 11 5 46 4.8 20 67 7.1 .537 .531 6.0 1.6 56 *5
1904 26 CLE AL 154 667 22 -0 0 8 5 34 4.0 23 57 6.6 .527 .526 5.7 1.5 49 *5
1905 27 CLE AL 146 604 8 -0 0 10 5 22 2.5 22 44 4.9 .518 .516 3.7 1.7 34 *5
1906 28 CLE AL 82 340 6 -0 0 6 3 14 1.7 12 27 3.0 .521 .511 2.3 1.1 21 5
1907 29 CLE AL 139 588 -12 -0 0 2 5 -6 -0.7 21 15 1.5 .495 .496 1.2 0.8 13 *5
1908 30 CLE AL 148 650 -0 -1 0 0 6 5 0.7 22 27 3.0 .504 .504 2.9 0.8 27 *56
1909 31 CLE AL 95 376 -21 -0 0 3 3 -16 -2.1 13 -2 -0.6 .479 .488 -0.9 0.6 -5 5/34
1910 32 CLE AL 61 233 -14 -0 0 0 2 -12 -1.6 9 -4 -0.6 .475 .491 -0.6 0.2 -4 5
1914 36 BTT FL 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .501 0.1 0.0 1
1915 37 KCP FL 66 221 -14 0 0 2 2 -10 -1.2 4 -7 -0.9 .481 .492 -1.1 0.5 -9 5
14 Seasons 1461 6047 50 -6 0 59 48 152 15.0 208 360 37.1 .511 .510 30.7 11.7 301 $5,900
CLE (10 yrs) 1231 5193 61 -5 0 56 42 154 15.5 183 337 35.1 .513 .512 29.0 10.7 281 $4,500
CHC (2 yrs) 157 627 2 -1 0 1 5 7 0.6 21 28 2.8 .504 .503 2.7 0.5 28 $1,400
BTT (1 yr) 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .515 .501 0.1 0.0 1
KCP (1 yr) 66 221 -14 0 0 2 2 -10 -1.2 4 -7 -0.9 .481 .492 -1.1 0.5 -9

Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1901 23 CLE AL 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2.93 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 Yr 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2.93 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
162 Game Avg. 0 0 0.00 68 0 0 0 0 0 68 272 204 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 476 2.93 4.000 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1901 23 CLE AL 1.0 1 0 3 27.00 5.43 -0.32 0.00 97.0 5.57 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .321 .499 $4,500
1 Season 1.0 1 0 3 27.00 5.43 -0.32 0.00 97.0 5.57 -2 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .321 .499 $4,500

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1899 CHC NL 21 3B 30 129 46 68 15 7 .884 3.80 .902 3.59
1899 CHC NL 21 SS 5 37 15 14 8 1 .784 5.80 .910 5.66
1900 CHC NL 22 3B 106 516 164 291 61 11 .882 4.29 .895 3.82
1900 CHC NL 22 1B 15 143 128 13 2 10 .986 9.40 .979 10.55
1901 CLE AL 23 3B 133 527 192 298 37 25 .930 3.68 .899 3.59
1901 CLE AL 23 P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
1902 CLE AL 24 3B 137 555 188 324 43 21 .923 3.74 .912 3.57
1903 CLE AL 25 3B 136 487 151 299 37 18 .924 3.31 .922 3.15
1904 CLE AL 26 3B 154 509 178 308 23 18 .955 3.16 .931 3.13
1905 CLE AL 27 3B 146 532 190 313 29 17 .945 3.45 .923 3.14
1906 CLE AL 28 3B 82 294 107 177 10 6 .966 3.46 .921 3.23
1907 CLE AL 29 3B 139 471 164 278 29 18 .938 3.18 .913 3.14
1908 CLE AL 30 3B 118 374 142 209 23 13 .939 2.97 .932 3.28
1908 CLE AL 30 SS 30 144 50 87 7 3 .951 4.57 .927 5.54
1909 CLE AL 31 3B 87 257 89 157 11 16 .957 2.83 .931 3.41
1909 CLE AL 31 1B 3 33 33 0 0 1 1.000 11.00 .985 11.13
1909 CLE AL 31 2B 3 11 4 5 2 0 .818 3.00 .953 4.90
1910 CLE AL 32 3B 61 225 89 126 10 8 .956 3.52 .931 3.48
1915 KCP FL 37 3B 61 53 51 158 55 95 8 4 .949 2.46 .943 3.33
13 Seasons 3B 1390 53 51 5034 1755 2943 336 182 .933 3.38 .918 3.34
2 Seasons SS 35 181 65 101 15 4 .917 4.74 .924 5.56
2 Seasons 1B 18 176 161 13 2 11 .989 9.67 .980 10.64
1 Season 2B 3 11 4 5 2 0 .818 3.00 .953 4.90
1 Season P 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.90
14 Seasons TOT 1447 53 51 1.0 5402 1985 3062 355 197 .934 0.00 3.49 .920 2.70 3.49
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1937 BBWAA ( 2.5%)
1938 BBWAA ( 0.8%)
1939 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1942 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 0.5%)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1902 AL  6.7 (4th)
1903 AL  7.1 (6th)
1904 AL  6.6 (7th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1902 AL  6.7 (2nd)
1903 AL  7.1 (2nd)
1904 AL  6.6 (3rd)
1905 AL  5.0 (8th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1902 AL  5.9 (2nd)
1903 AL  6.0 (2nd)
1904 AL  5.7 (3rd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
1901 AL  1.0 (4th)
1902 AL  1.3 (7th)
1903 AL  1.6 (5th)
1904 AL  1.5 (9th)
1905 AL  1.7 (3rd)
1906 AL  1.1 (8th)
Career  11.7 (167th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1902 AL  .340 (6th)
1903 AL  .313 (5th)
1904 AL  .300 (5th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1902 AL  .515 (4th)
1903 AL  .496 (2nd)
1904 AL  .409 (8th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1902 AL  .890 (4th)
1903 AL  .844 (4th)
1904 AL  .743 (9th)

Games Played s c a p y
1902 AL  137 (6th)

At Bats s c a p y
1902 AL  550 (6th)
1904 AL  609 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1902 AL  597 (9th)
1903 AL  587 (10th)
1904 AL  667 (5th)
1908 AL  650 (7th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1902 AL  104 (4th)
1903 AL  101 (2nd)
1904 AL  94 (3rd)

Hits s c a p y
1902 AL  187 (3rd)
1903 AL  168 (5th)
1904 AL  183 (3rd)

Total Bases s c a p y
1902 AL  283 (2nd)
1903 AL  266 (3rd)
1904 AL  249 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
1901 AL  28 (5th)
1902 AL  39 (3rd)
1903 AL  36 (4th)
1904 AL  32 (3rd)
1905 AL  34 (5th)
1908 AL  24 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1901 AL  13 (10th)
1902 AL  12 (6th)
1903 AL  22 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
1902 AL  11 (2nd)
1903 AL  6 (7th)
1904 AL  6 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1904 AL  83 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1900 NL  61 (2nd)
1903 AL  69 (3rd)
1904 AL  76 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1902 AL  125 (10th)
1904 AL  137 (5th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1902 AL  150 (4th)
1903 AL  153 (4th)
1904 AL  135 (7th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1902 AL  105 (3rd)
1903 AL  92 (3rd)
1904 AL  82 (5th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1902 AL  35 (4th)
1903 AL  32 (4th)
1904 AL  23 (7th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1902 AL  3.5 (4th)
1903 AL  3.5 (4th)
1904 AL  2.7 (7th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1901 AL  42 (10th)
1902 AL  62 (3rd)
1903 AL  64 (2nd)
1904 AL  46 (7th)
1905 AL  40 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1902 AL  218 (9th)
1904 AL  214 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1902 AL  .730 (4th)
1903 AL  .734 (4th)
1904 AL  .682 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1901 AL  8 (9th)
1905 AL  15 (3rd)
1907 AL  9 (8th)
1908 AL  13 (2nd)
Career  73 (204th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
1903 AL  23 (8th)
1904 AL  27 (5th)
1907 AL  46 (1st)
1908 AL  60 (1st)
Career  253 (39th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1902 AL  11.0 (4th)
1903 AL  9.3 (6th)
1904 AL  9.5 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1902 AL  50.0 (5th)
1904 AL  101.5 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1904 AL  453 (9th)
1908 AL  475 (2nd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1900 NL  63 (3rd)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1900 NL  106 (4th)
1901 AL  133 (3rd)
1902 AL  137 (1st)
1903 AL  136 (1st)
1904 AL  154 (3rd)
1905 AL  146 (2nd)
1907 AL  139 (1st)
Career  1,390 (51st)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1900 NL  164 (4th)
1901 AL  192 (3rd)
1902 AL  188 (1st)
1903 AL  151 (5th)
1904 AL  178 (3rd)
1905 AL  190 (1st)
1907 AL  164 (2nd)
1908 AL  142 (4th)
Career  1,755 (25th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1900 NL  291 (3rd)
1901 AL  298 (3rd)
1902 AL  324 (2nd)
1903 AL  299 (1st)
1904 AL  308 (3rd)
1905 AL  313 (2nd)
1907 AL  278 (2nd)
Career  2,943 (43rd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1900 NL  61 (2nd)
1902 AL  43 (4th)
1903 AL  37 (1st)
1907 AL  29 (5th)
Career  336 (24th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1900 NL  11 (5th)
1901 AL  25 (1st)
1902 AL  21 (2nd)
1903 AL  18 (2nd)
1904 AL  18 (2nd)
1905 AL  17 (1st)
1907 AL  18 (1st)
1908 AL  13 (4th)
1909 AL  16 (2nd)
Career  182 (85th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1900 NL  4.29 (1st)
1901 AL  3.68 (4th)
1902 AL  3.74 (1st)
1903 AL  3.31 (4th)
1904 AL  3.16 (4th)
1905 AL  3.45 (2nd)
1906 AL  3.46 (2nd)
1907 AL  3.18 (3rd)
1908 AL  2.97 (5th)
Career  3.38 (24th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1900 NL  .882 (5th)
1901 AL  .930 (1st)
1902 AL  .923 (3rd)
1903 AL  .924 (4th)
1904 AL  .955 (1st)
1905 AL  .945 (1st)
1907 AL  .938 (1st)
1908 AL  .939 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1914 FL  born 1878-02-13 (9th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 73 (343), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 16 (974), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1527), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (35th), 37.1 career WAR/34.8 7yr-peak WAR/35.9 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1900 22 Chicago Orphans $1,400 ? 3/23/01 SL
1901 23 Cleveland Blues $4,500 ? 1996 TNP 127; 4/13/01 SL $2,500 5/20/01 Dayton Herald, 4/27/01 TSN:: $2,600
Career to date (may be incomplete)$5,900
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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