Sunday, January 18, 2015

Player Profile: Phil Bradley

I have 53 cards of Phil Bradley. This one is from 1986 Topps All Star Collector's Edition.

Playing career: In his 1984 rookie season, Mariners outfielder Phil Bradley hit .301 with 0 HR and 24 RBI in 124 games. The next year, he hit .300 with 26 HR and 88 RBI in 159 games. Fans probably would have been chanting “steroids” if this happened today. Though he didn’t regain his 1985 form again, he was an excellent hitter for several seasons. Overall, in 1,022 major league games he hit .286 with 78 HR, 376 RBI and 155 SB. A fuller account of his career can be found at the 1986 Topps blog.

Where he is now: A special assistant for the MLBPA, Bradley visits teams throughout the season to address players’ union needs.

My memories: I remember him as one of the few stars on some bad Mariner teams.

Google Autocomplete results: He is eighth when you type Phil Br, between Phil Bredesen, former governor of Tennessee, and Phil Bruno, a Principal at McKinsey. Another prominent Phil Bradley is an information specialist.

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

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