Bill Bradley (baseball)

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Bill Bradley
Bill Bradley Baseball.jpg
Third baseman
Born: (1878-02-13)February 13, 1878
Cleveland, Ohio
Died: March 11, 1954(1954-03-11) (aged 76)
Cleveland, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 26, 1899 for the Chicago Orphans
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1915 for the Kansas City Packers
Career statistics
Batting average .271
Home runs 34
Runs batted in 552
Stolen bases 181
Teams
Career highlights and awards

William Joseph Bradley (February 13, 1878 – March 11, 1954) was a third baseman in Major League Baseball. He recognized as one of the best third basemen in baseball prior to 1950, along with Jimmy Collins and Pie Traynor. He led American League third basemen in fielding four times, setting a league record of seven putouts in one game in both 1901 and 1909.[1]

Bill Bradley was the first Cleveland baseball player to hit for the cycle on September 24, 1903. In 1902 he hit home runs in four straight games and finished the year with a .340 batting average.[1]

After finishing his playing and managing career in the Federal League, Bill Bradley was a scout for the Cleveland Indians. He was elected to the Indians' Hall of Fame shortly after his death in 1954.[1] Bradley died in Cleveland at the age of 77 due to pneumonia.[2] He was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c The Editors of Total Baseball (2000). Baseball:The Biographical Encyclopedia. Sports Illustrated. p. 117. ISBN 1-892129-34-5. 
  2. ^ TheDeadballEra.com Obituary. Retrieved October 25, 2006.
  3. ^ Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved October 25, 2006.

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