Scott Bradley (baseball)

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Scott Bradley
Catcher
Born: (1960-03-22) March 22, 1960 (age 54)
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
Career statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 18
Runs batted in 184
Teams

Scott William Bradley (born March 22, 1960) is a 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.

On June 26, 1986, Bradley was traded from the White Sox to the Mariners for Ivan Calderon. While with the Mariners, Bradley was the catcher for Randy Johnson's no-hitter on June 2, 1990.[1] 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.[2][3]

Coaching career[edit]

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. 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.[4][5]

College head coaching records[edit]

The following is a table of Bradley's yearly records as an NCAA Division I head baseball coach.[5][6][7]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Princeton (Ivy League) (1998–present)
1998 Princeton 25-14 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 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 23-22 15-5 1st (Gehrig) Austin Regional
2012 Princeton 20-19 13-7 2nd (Gehrig)
2013 Princeton 14-28 11-9 t-2nd (Gehrig)
Princeton: 332-356-1 192-128
Total: 332-356-1

      National 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[edit]

He is the brother of Bob Bradley, former head coach of the American national soccer team and current coach of the Egyptian national soccer team, and the uncle of professional soccer player Michael Bradley. Bradley's son, Kevin, plays baseball at Clemson.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phil Sheridan, "U.S. soccer victory has New Jersey roots", Philadelphia Inquirer, June 25, 2009.
  2. ^ Ohlendorf excited to finally be a Yankee
  3. ^ Yankees Weigh the Other Half of a Blockbuster Trade
  4. ^ "#34 Scott Bradley". GoPrincetonTigers.com. Princeton Sports Information. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Franklin, Paul. "Princeton University Head Coach Bradley Is a Baseball Lifer". NJ.com. Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ivy League Baseball Record Book 2011-2012". Ivy League. Archived from the original on March 6, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2012 Ivy League Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on March 2, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 

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