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243. Brad Radke
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 27, 1972 in Eau Claire, WI USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 29, 1995
  • Final Game: September 28, 2006
  • Cy Young - 1997
  • MVP - 1997
  • Rookie of the Year - 1995
 
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Playing his entire pro career with the Minnesota Twins, Brad Radke had a good career, and while he gained his share of Wins, it was his consistency that he is most remembered for.  

Debuting in 1995, Radke had a shaky start, leading the American League in Home Runs allowed in his first two seasons, but he was also exhibiting good control.  Radke won 20 Games in 1997, finishing third in Cy Young voting, which would lead to his lone All-Star appearance a year later.  The right-hander finished in the top six in BB/9 in 11 of his 12 seasons, leading the AL in that category in 2001, which was the same year he was first in SO/BB, an incredible accomplishment considering that Radke was not much of a Strikeout Pitcher.  He was also in the top three in bWAR for Pitchers three times.

Radke retired in 2007 with a record of 148-139.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Sunday, 01 January 2017
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Minnesota Twins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    All-Star (1) (1998)
    Lowest BB/9 (1) (AL) (2001)
    Most Games Started (1) (AL) (1997)
    Highest SO/BB (1) (AL) (2001)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Cy Young Finishes:
    (AL: 1997, 3rd)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Wins)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    1 Top Ten Finish (H/9)
    11 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Strikeouts) 
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)
    9 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    32. BB/9: 1.634
    43. SO/BB: 3.297

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    2012: 0.3%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Minnesota Twin

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