Friday, January 16, 2015

Player Profile: Milton Bradley

I have 23 cards of Milton Bradley. This one is from 2000 Bowman.

Playing career: Outfielder Milton Bradley played in twelve seasons and over 1,000 major league games for eight different teams. A lifetime .271 hitter with 125 career home runs, his best season was 2008, when he made the All-Star team with Texas, hitting .321 with 22 HR and 77 RBI, leading the AL with a .436 OBP, .999 OPS and 162 OPS+.

Where he is now: In 2013 Bradley was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in jail for multiple instances of domestic abuse. He is currently free while the case is on appeal.

My memories: I remember him as a notorious hothead, such a strange juxtaposition for a name that is so synonymous with innocent childhood fun.

Google Autocomplete results: He is eighth when you type Milton , between Milton Keynes, a town in England, and Milton Bradley Game Designer, the board game pioneer.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Phil Bradley.

1 comment:

  1. People gave Barry Bonds and Albert Belle crap for their attitudes, but Milton Bradley took it to new levels of douchebaggery. It's no surprise he played with 8 different MLB teams in his 12 year career. No one could stand him for more than a couple seasons.