Primary Position: Starting pitcher
First, Middle Names: Thomas William
Date of Birth: March 16, 1947
Current Residence: Barboursville, WV
High School: Falls Church High School, Falls Church, VA
College: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Bats: R Throws: R Height and Weight: 6-2, 180
Debut Year: 1969 Final Year: 1975 Years Played: 7
Teams and Years: California Angels, 1969-70; Chicago White Sox, 1971-72; San Francisco Giants, 1973-75
G W L Sv ERA IP SO WAR
183 55 61 2 3.72 1017.2 691 10.1
Awards/Honors: Boys of Summer Top 100
Tom Bradley is almost certainly the only major-league pitcher who could read The Aeneid in its original Latin. He could also speak Greek and was such a nonstop conversationalist in his native English, always buzzing about looking for someone to talk to, that his teammates once playfully waved flyswatters at him in the clubhouse as if warding off a bothersome insect.
In a sport where most players don’t attend or finish college, Bradley was a scholar, but he was also a pretty decent pitcher. The big righthander was a durable workhorse, logging more than a thousand innings from 1970-73, his most-productive seasons. His 3.72 lifetime earned-run average, or ERA, is 19th among North Carolina pitchers with at least 500 innings in the major leagues. Had he played for better teams, Bradley would have likely ended with a winning record. Even so, he’s still 60th on the Tarheel Boys’ of Summer Top 100.