Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Milton Bradley

Milton Bradley was November 8, 1936, invented the paper cutter and founded the game company that bears his name.

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Milton Bradley, Junior is named Milton Bradley, Jr because his father filled out the birth certificate when his Mom was otherwise occupied. His Dad always a junior and he got one.

Milton Bradley was drafted by the Expos, (now the Nationals), in the 2nd round of the 1996 draft. He made his major league debut on July 19, 200 against the Mets. In July of 2001 he was traded to the Indians for Zach Day. After a confrontation with Manager Eric Wedge he was traded to the Dodgers for Franklin Guiterrez and Andrew Brown. Two years later, he was traded to the A's with Antonio Perez for minor leaguer Andre Ethier. In 2007 he was traded with cash to the Padres for, again, Andrew Brown. In San Diego he played in 144 games, scoring 31 runs on 45 hits with 11 home runs and hitting .313. Late in the season he got into a confrontation with an umpire, who allegedly directed profanity at Milton. As Bud Black was attempting to restrain him Bradley tore the ACL in his knee. He signed as a free agent with the Rangers and the end of 2007 and played his way on to the All Star team as the DH. In January he signed a three year, $30 million deal with the Cubs and will play right field and wear number 21. Let's see if he bounces when he hits home runs. I got the card signed through the mail, which I sent to him with the Rangers.

I just noticed that this is my 100th post on this site. Still far behind what I have done over at, but just as fun. There are more commenters here, card collectors must be more friendly than readers. Thanks for all your comments and cards.

1 comment:

tastelikedirt said...

I like Bradley a lot, but am still surprised that the Cubs signed him to 3 years. Considering all the trouble he's had with his former teams. I got Bradleys' auto at the A's fan fest a couple years ago. He was nice enough, but looks kinda mean.