Bob Brady (baseball)

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Bob Brady
Catcher
Born: (1922-11-08)November 8, 1922
Lewiston, Pennsylvania
Died: April 22, 1996(1996-04-22) (aged 73)
Manchester, Connecticut
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 24, 1946, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
April 17, 1947, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .167
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams

Robert Jay Brady (November 8, 1922 – April 22, 1996) was an American professional baseball player and a former Major League catcher. He appeared in four total games played over two seasons with the 1946–47 Boston Braves, and spent 13 seasons (1940–52) in minor league baseball. Born in Lewiston, Pennsylvania, Brady threw right-handed, batted left-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 175 pounds (79 kg).[1][2]

Brady made seven plate appearances in the big leagues, and collected one hit and one base on balls. His hit—a pinch single—came on September 8, 1946, against Tommy Hughes of the Philadelphia Phillies at Braves Field in the second game of a doubleheader.[3] Hughes pitched a 4–0 shutout victory against Boston.

He lived most of his life in Manchester, Connecticut married to Virginia K. Brady. He was born and raised in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. Played in the minor leagues until in 1946 he was contracted with the Boston Braves for 2 seasons.

One thing many people did not know was that at a young age Brady suffered from a bout of Scarlet Fever robbing him of his hearing in his left ear and minimal hearing in his right.

Brady suffered a stroke in 1996 and passed in a matter of months.[1]

Brady lived most of his life in Manchester, Connecticut. He loved fishing and playing golf. He had one child, a daughter, named Patricia.

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Robert J. Cleveland (grandson)

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