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27. Bill Bradley

27. Bill Bradley
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 13, 1878 in Cleveland, OH USA
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: August 26, 1899
  • Final Game: September 28, 1915
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A two-year veteran with the Chicago Orphans of the National League, Third Baseman was one of the plethoras of baseball players to leave the NL for the American League's greener pastures, in his case, the then-named Cleveland Blues, which evolved years later to adopt the Indians nickname.

Bradley was their starter at the hot corner for their first decade, accumulating at least 150 Hits in Cleveland's first four years, with three of them batting .300.  His batting declined in his second half, but he was one of the better defensive players of his time, keeping him valuable during his tenure.  

Bradley was with Cleveland until 1910, when he signed with Toronto of the International League.  Bradley compiled 1,265 Hits with Cleveland, and in 1957, he entered the Cleveland Indians' Hall of Fame.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Third Base
  • Acquired: Jumped from the Chicago Orphans of the National League before the 1901 Season.
  • Departed: Signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League after the 1910 Season.
  • Games Played: 1,231
  • Notable Statistics:

    649 Runs Scored
    1,265 Hits
    238 Doubles
    74 Triples
    27 Home Runs
    473 RBI
    157 Stolen Bases
    .272/.317/.373 Slash Line
    34.9 bWAR                     

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Most Sacrifice Hits (1907 & 1908)
    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (1902 & 1905)
    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (1903)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1901, 1905 & 1907)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Third Baseman (1902)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Third Baseman (1901, 1904, 1905 & 1907)

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