|Pitcher / Third baseman|
July 13, 1852|
|Died: October 2, 1931
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|May 4, 1875 for the St. Louis Brown Stockings|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 8, 1888 for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Earned run average||2.42|
|Career highlights and awards|
Bradley threw the first official no-hit, no-run game in major league history. He pitched for the St. Louis Brown Stockings in the club's victory over the Hartford Dark Blues on July 15, 1876. The score ended 2-0 without a hit being allowed by Bradley. That year, he completed 63 of St. Louis' 64 games, winning 45 and leading the league with a 1.23 earned run average. He also threw 16 shutouts, setting a record that has not been broken.
After 1876, Bradley was not as effective as a pitcher and played mostly other positions after 1879. He was involved in professional baseball for 30 years, 19 of them with the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1883, he was the team's regular third baseman and also went 16-7 on the mound to help the A's win the American Association championship.
Bradley became a Philadelphia police officer following his baseball career. He died in Philadelphia at his home. At the time of his death, he was retired on a pension from the police department which he had received beginning in September 1931. Bradley was interred at the Northwood Cemetery in Philadelphia.
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- Traughber, Bill. "Looking Back: Nashville Blues." Nashville Sounds. April 26, 2004. Retrieved on March 22, 2008.
- Philadelphia Public Ledger, Sunday Morning, Oct. 4, 1931, P.6
- MacMillan Baseball Encyclopedia Digital Edition (1996)
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
|National League ERA Champion
July 15, 1876