Scott Bradley (baseball)

Scott William Bradley (born March 22, 1960) is an American former Major League Baseball catcher in the major leagues from 1984 to 1992. He played for the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, and Cincinnati Reds. He is currently the head coach of the Princeton Tigers baseball team.

Scott Bradley
1988 Mother's Cookies - Scott Bradley.jpg
Princeton Tigers
Head coach
Born: (1960-03-22) March 22, 1960 (age 62)
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 1984, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
June 13, 1992, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average.257
Home runs18
Runs batted in184
Teams

Early lifeEdit

Bradley was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1978 Amateur Draft, but did not sign. Instead, Bradley played college baseball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1979 and 1980, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[1] He was selected by the Yankees in the third round of the 1981 MLB Draft, and signed with them.

Playing careerEdit

 
Bradley with the Nashville Sounds in 1983

New York Yankees (1984–1985)Edit

Bradley played in nine games during the 1984 season, hitting .286 with 2 RBIs. The following year, he hit .163 with 1 RBI in 19 games. On February 13, 1986, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox.

Chicago White Sox (1986)Edit

Bradley played in nine games for the White Sox, hitting .286. He was traded to the Seattle Mariners on June 26 for Ivan Calderon.

Seattle Mariners (1986–1992)Edit

Bradley finished the 1986 season strong, as his average increased to .302, having hit 5 home runs and 28 RBIs. He had his best season in 1987, when he hit .278 with 5 homers and 43 RBIs. The next season, 1988, Bradley hit .257 with four home runs and 33 RBIs. In 1989, he stayed very consistent, as he hit .274 with three home runs and 37 RBIs. In 1990, he hit .223 with one home run and 28 RBIs, and was the catcher for Randy Johnson's no-hitter on June 2, 1990.[2]

In 1991, he hit .203 with 11 RBIs.

In 1992 he played in two games, going 0-for-2 before being traded to the Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati Reds (1992)Edit

Bradley played in five games with the Reds, going 2-for-5.

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring in 1992, Bradley coached in the minor leagues for several seasons. In 1997, he moved to college baseball, coaching as an assistant to Fred Hill at Rutgers. Bradley also coached major league baseball pitcher Ross Ohlendorf while he was at Princeton, giving him the unique distinction of catching Johnson's no hitter, and later coaching a player Johnson would be traded for.[3][4] Prior to the 1998 season, Bradley accepted the head coaching position at Princeton. Under him, Princeton has appeared in six NCAA tournaments, as of the end of the 2013 season.[5][6]

College head coaching recordsEdit

The following is a table of Bradley's yearly records as an NCAA Division I head baseball coach.[6][7][8]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Princeton Tigers (Ivy League) (1998–present)
1998 Princeton 24–14 13–7 1st (Gehrig) Ivy League Championship Series
1999 Princeton 25–20 15–5 1st (Gehrig) Ivy League Championship Series
2000 Princeton 24–20 13–7 1st (Gehrig) Houston Regional
2001 Princeton 23–15 14–6 1st (Gehrig) Columbia Regional
2002 Princeton 21–23 13–7 1st (Gehrig) Ivy League Championship Series
2003 Princeton 27–23 15–5 1st (Gehrig) Auburn Regional
2004 Princeton 28–20 12–8 1st (Gehrig) Charlottesville Regional
2005 Princeton 17–24 10–10 2nd (Gehrig)
2006 Princeton 18–26–1 11–9 1st (Gehrig) Fayetteville Regional
2007 Princeton 15–24 11–9 2nd (Gehrig)
2008 Princeton 20–22 11–9 2nd (Gehrig)
2009 Princeton 18–19 10–10 t-1st (Gehrig) Gehrig Division Playoff
2010 Princeton 12–30 6–14 4th (Gehrig)
2011 Princeton 23–24 15–5 1st (Gehrig) Austin Regional
2012 Princeton 20–19 13–7 2nd (Gehrig)
2013 Princeton 14–28 11–9 t-2nd (Gehrig)
2014 Princeton 14–26 8–12 4th (Gehrig)
2015 Princeton 7–32 4–16 4th (Gehrig)
2016 Princeton 24–21 13–7 1st (Gehrig) NCAA Regional
2017 Princeton 12–28–1 7–13 4th (Gehrig)
2018 Princeton 10–27 7–14 7th
2019 Princeton 14–26 8–12 6th
2020 Princeton 0–7 0–0 Season canceled due to COVID-19
2021 Princeton 0–0 0–0 Ivy League opted-out of the season
2022 Princeton 7–33 3–18 8th
Princeton: 417–544–2 243–219
Total: 417–544–2

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Personal lifeEdit

Scott Bradley is the brother of soccer coach Bob Bradley, and the uncle of professional soccer player Michael Bradley. Both men were on the United States men's national soccer team.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  2. ^ Phil Sheridan, "U.S. soccer victory has New Jersey roots", Philadelphia Inquirer, June 25, 2009.
  3. ^ Ohlendorf excited to finally be a Yankee
  4. ^ Yankees Weigh the Other Half of a Blockbuster Trade
  5. ^ "#34 Scott Bradley". GoPrincetonTigers.com. Princeton Sports Information. Archived from the original on November 1, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  6. ^ a b Franklin, Paul. "Princeton University Head Coach Bradley Is a Baseball Lifer". NJ.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  7. ^ "Ivy League Baseball Record Book 2011–2012" (PDF). Ivy League. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 27, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "2012 Ivy League Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  9. ^ Longman, Jeré (June 5, 2010). "Bradley Has U.S. Right Where He Planned". The New York Times. Retrieved June 23, 2022.

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