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.
|Born: March 22, 1960|
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
|September 9, 1984, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 13, 1992, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||184|
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. He was selected by the Yankees in the third round of the 1981 MLB Draft, and signed with them.
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.
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.
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. 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.
College head coaching recordsEdit
|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|
|2006||Princeton||18–26–1||11–9||1st (Gehrig)||Fayetteville Regional|
|2009||Princeton||18–19||10–10||t-1st (Gehrig)||Gehrig Division Playoff|
|2011||Princeton||23–24||15–5||1st (Gehrig)||Austin Regional|
|2016||Princeton||24–21||13–7||1st (Gehrig)||NCAA Regional|
|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|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
- Phil Sheridan, "U.S. soccer victory has New Jersey roots", Philadelphia Inquirer, June 25, 2009.
- Ohlendorf excited to finally be a Yankee
- Yankees Weigh the Other Half of a Blockbuster Trade
- "#34 Scott Bradley". GoPrincetonTigers.com. Princeton Sports Information. Archived from the original on November 1, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- 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.
- "Ivy League Baseball Record Book 2011–2012" (PDF). Ivy League. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 27, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
- "2012 Ivy League Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
- Longman, Jeré (June 5, 2010). "Bradley Has U.S. Right Where He Planned". The New York Times. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball Reference