William Joseph Bradley (February 13, 1878 – March 11, 1954) was a third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. He recognized as one of the best third basemen in baseball prior to 1950, along with Jimmy Collins and Pie Traynor. He led American League third basemen in fielding four times, setting a league record of seven putouts in one game in both 1901 and 1909. Bill Bradley was the first Cleveland baseball player to hit for the cycle on September 24, 1903. In 1902 he hit home runs in four straight games and finished the year with a .340 batting average.
Bradley made his professional debut on August 26, 1899 with the Chicago Orphans. After playing for two seasons in Chicago, Bradley moved to Cleveland to play for the newly formed American League. He spent the next decade with the Cleveland franchise, his best season coming in 1902 when he had a batting average of .340, 12 triples, and 11 home runs. After the 1910 season, Bradley spent three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League before returning to the Federal League in 1914, playing for the Brooklyn Tip-Tops that year and the Kansas City Packers the following year.
After finishing his playing and managing career in the Federal League, Bill Bradley was a scout for the Cleveland Indians. He was elected to the Indians' Hall of Fame shortly after his death in 1954. Bradley died in Cleveland at the age of 76 due to pneumonia. He was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.
|Third baseman / Manager|
|Born: February 13, 1878|
|Died: March 11, 1954 (aged 76)|
|August 26, 1899, for the Chicago Orphans|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1915, for the Kansas City Packers|
|Runs batted in||552|
|Career highlights and awards|
| Hitting for the cycle
September 24, 1903
Bill Bradley is an American retired politician and NBA basketball player.
Bill Bradley may also refer to:
Bill Bradley (ABA) (1941–2002), American Basketball Association player
Bill Bradley (American football) (born 1947), football player
Bill Bradley (baseball) (1878–1954), baseball player
Bill Bradley (cricketer) (1875–1944), cricketer
Bill Bradley (cyclist) (1933–1997), English cyclist
Bill Bradley (d. 1992), member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives also known as W. D. BradleyBradley
Bradley is an English surname derived from a place name meaning "broad wood" or "broad meadow" in Old English.Like many English surnames Bradley can also be used as a given name and as such has become popular.
It is also an Anglicisation of the Irish name O’Brolachán (also O’Brallaghan) from County Tyrone in Ireland. The family moved and spread to counties Londonderry, Donegal and Cork, and England.
Members of the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame