Brady Anderson
Major League Baseball outfielder
Brady Anderson
Brady Kevin Anderson is an American former outfielder with the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. In 1996 as a member of the Orioles, Anderson hit 50 home runs, setting a record for the team.
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Chris Davis Is The Orioles Single-Season Home Run King
Baltimore Sports Report - over 3 years
Your browser does not support iframes. Tuesday night in Boston, Chris Davis belted his 51st home run of the season and become the Baltimore Orioles franchise leader in home runs in a single season. Davis passed Brady Anderson, who hit 50 in 1996, with a shot to centerfield that tied the game at two. As’s Roch Kubatko points out, 23 of Davis’ 51 homers have tied or given the Orioles a lead this season. Davis is the third player in major league history to hit 50 or more homers and 40 doubles in a single season, joining Babe Ruth (59 homers, 44 doubles in 1921) and Albert Belle (52 homers, 50 doubles in 1995). He’s the first player in Orioles history to hit 40 doubles and 40 homers in a single season. The post Chris Davis Is The Orioles Single-Season Home Run King appeared first on Baltimore Sports Report.
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Baseball's Steroid Silence: Suspect No Evil
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
For anyone who's paying attention, baseball is becoming more and more difficult to watch, to follow, to trust. But, despite a constant flow of vivid indications that the great game remains thoroughly corrupted by steroid abuse, almost no one who makes a living from professional baseball is paying attention. Coaches, managers, broadcasters and journalists have conspired, perhaps unconsciously, to believe that the old pastime has moved beyond its "steroid era." If they faced the reality that it obviously has not, they would, if they were entirely honest, consider walking away from a sport that has lost its integrity. Consider this, from the website of The Baltimore Sun: "There are a number of statistical undertones as Chris Davis continues one of the greatest offensive seasons in Orioles history. Davis has a strong chance of overtaking Brady Anderson's single-season franchise home run record (50 in 1996) . . . . Davis can also play a role in preventing Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cab ...
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White Sox-Orioles: Chicago's Skid Hits 8 With 4-0 Loss To Baltimore
Huffington Post - over 3 years
BALTIMORE — The Chicago White Sox had just dropped their eighth straight game to fall deeper into the AL Central cellar, and someone asked manager Robin Ventura if his players might be putting too much pressure on themselves to win. "I don't think they're pressing," Ventura said after a 4-0 loss to Baltimore on Friday night. "It's just the way it is. I don't know what there is to press for." Chicago doesn't have much left to play for this season, and at this juncture it's clear the White Sox are no match for teams in pursuit of a playoff berth. Chicago fell to 0-8 on a road trip that began with three losses in Boston and three more at Yankee Stadium. The White Sox have scored only one run in the first two games of this series, which runs through Sunday. In this one, Scott Feldman (5-4) pitched a five-hitter for his first career shutout and second complete game. The right-hander walked one, struck out three and allowed only one runner past first base. "We just couldn't get anything g ...
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No. 40
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 40th home run and Nate McLouth contributed his first career grand slam to a power display that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Seattle Mariners 11-8 Friday night. Ryan Flaherty also homered and had a career-high three hits for the Orioles, who never trailed but had to withstand four homers by Seattle. McLouth connected off Brandon Maurer to make it 11-6 in the sixth, and that was enough offense to fend off the Mariners, who closed the gap in the eighth with solo shots from Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse. Jim Johnson worked the ninth to earn his 38th save and secure the victory for Chris Tillman (14-3). Davis drove a pitch from Aaron Harang (5-10) over the right-field wall and onto Eutaw Street to give Baltimore a 5-3 lead in the third inning. The solo homer traveled an estimated 442 feet and gave Davis a major-league high 101 RBIs. He is the fifth Oriole to hit 40 homers in a season, joining ...
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Jones' blast gives Baltimore 3-1 win over Seattle
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Jones' blast gives Baltimore 3-1 win over Seattle Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 12:45 a.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012 Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning and the Orioles won their 15th straight extra-innings game with a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. A night after the teams played an 18-inning marathon that lasted nearly 6 hours, Jones, the one-time Mariners prospect, gave Baltimore a huge boost in its race with the Yankees for the lead in the AL East. Additionally, the Orioles moved into the top spot in the AL wild-card race after Oakland was handed a 6-2 loss in Detroit. According to the Orioles, with information from the Elias Sports Bureau, the 15 straight extra-inning wins is the longest streak since the Cleveland Indians won 17 straight in 1949. Jones' turne ...
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West Springfield's Joe Saunders Debuts with the Orioles
Burke Patch - over 4 years
West Springfield High School graduate Joe Saunders will debut with the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday night, as they continue their four-game series against the Chicago White Sox. Saunders was traded on Sunday by the Diamondbacks, in return for reliever Matt Lindstrom. The Orioles are making a run for the playoffs, something they have not reached since 1997, and the team wanted a veteran pitcher who can help them get there. “We’ve liked Joe Saunders for quite awhile,” said Baltimore general manager Dan Duquette. “He’s pitched in the American League. He’s pitched in the playoffs. He’s pitched in a tough ballpark in Arizona. And we just like his experience," he said. "I also like the fact that he’s left-handed," added Duquette. "I think that gives us a little bit better balance as we face some of those left-handed hitting lineups down the stretch.” Saunders grew up attending O's games at Camden Yards, and said playing for the team has been a dream. “It is pretty surr ...
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VIDEO: All-Ripken First Pitch at Home Opener
Bel Air Patch - over 4 years
The Aberdeen IronBirds opened their 11th season at Ripken Stadium with a 5-3 loss to Hudson Valley Wednesday. See the IronBirds website for a complete play-by-play and a box score. Check out Aberdeen Patch's photos from the opener, including some shots of the players, coaching staff, Cal Ripken, Brady Anderson and more. Add yours to the mix, too! The IronBirds continue a brief homestand Thursday night against Hudson Valley. ——— IronBirds »  Roster  |  Schedule  |  Broadcast  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  New York-Penn League »  Website  |  Standings  |  Scores Aberdeen Patch »  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Newsletter  |  Blog For Us Follow Patch coverage of the IronBirds here. Love the IronBirds? Start an IronBirds blog on Patch!
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IronBirds Fall To Renegades, 5-3, In Home Opener
Bel Air Patch - over 4 years
The IronBirds rallied to tie Wednesday's home opener before Hudson Valley pulled away in the ninth for a 5-3 win at Ripken Stadium. See the IronBirds website for a complete play-by-play and a box score. Renegades righty Taylor Guerrieri scattered two hits while striking out six in five innings. "We faced a pretty good pitcher," manager Gary Allenson said. "He had four major league pitches: a live fastball, good breaking ball, and a really good change-up. He mixed it up." Once he departed, though, the IronBirds came back to life. Allenson praised his ballplayers for tying the game up with a three-run, sixth-inning rally. He noted a strong fan base in his first game with the IronBirds, but said he didn't think the players were overwhelmed by the experience of playng before 6,577 fans. "We already had our opening day in Hudson Valley," he said. "They already experienced that, so they were a litlte more relaxed." ——— Below is a series of live updates from the ballpark ...
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Orioles Start Double Header With Back-To-Back-To-Back Home Runs
Baltimore Sports Report - almost 5 years
The Orioles kicked off their double header against the Texas Rangers with a bang. Ryan Flaherty led off the game with his first career home run, then J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis followed him in order. Hardy’s home run traveled 424 feet, while Markakis’ reached Eutaw Street. Here are some fun stats on the home runs from your friendly local Orioles reporters: The last team to lead off a game with three homers was the 2007 Milwaukee Brewers with Rickie Weeks, J.J. Hardy and Ryan Braun. The last time the Orioles hit three consecutive home runs was August 21, 2010 with Ty Wigginton, Luke Scott and Josh Bell. The last time the Orioles hit three home runs in the first inning (not back-to-back-to-back) was June 12, 1999 with Brady Anderson, Mike Bordick and Will Clark.
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Grafton High Announces Honor Roll
Grafton Patch - almost 5 years
Following is the Grafton High School Honor Roll for the third grading term. High Honors are achieved by earning grades of A in all subjects. First Honors are achieved by earning A’s and B’s in all subjects. Grade 9 High Honors Sarah Cross, Aoife Croucher, Aishwarya Kaki, Meghann MacDonald, Neha Majeti, Alana O'Neill, Juliana West Grade 9 First Honors Katherine Atchue, Nicholas Avery, Youki Azuma, Elizabeth Bartosiewicz, Kaylee Beaupre, Julia Bonner, Connor Bouman, Nicole Breault, Brian Brennan, William Canty, Kaitlyn Chance, Julien Cherry, Sean Cloran, Ian Collins, Madeleine Cotton, Kate Coughlin, MaryTeresa Cuzzupe, Cayla D'Amico, Matthew David, Traci Debatis, Christine Eddy, Audrey Edelman, Isabel Edwards, Kellie Fiore, Tara Fitzpatrick, Victoria Franks, Nicholas Gilchrist, Shaye Gilligan, Evan Johnston, Theodore Kiritsy, Thomas Krushinskie, Nicole Krzyzanowski, Brandon Lee, J. Scott MacDuffie, Briana Margosian, Katherine Marlette, Amanda Morico, Katherine Mulvey, Brendan ...
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Prune Packers Resurrected
Healdsburg Patch - almost 5 years
  Since the SF Giants' World Series win in 2010, America's favorite pasttime is gradually becoming Healdsburg's favorite obsession. Last summer, Sonoma County entrepreneur Howard Leonhardt launched Wine Country Baseball, with Healdsburg's Rec Park as its base playing venue.  WCB played out the season and will likely return this year. Then, in San Rafael, a new pro team, the Pacifics, is picking up lots of excitement up and down the North Bay. But now, hot on the heels of last week's dedication of the renovated Clarence Ruonavaara Grandstands at Art McCaffrey Field at Rec Park, we have a new venture from local baseballers. A brainchild of former WCB manager Riley Sullivan and Healdsburg sports champions Richard Bugarske and Joe Simmons, the new venture is an updated version of the famed Prune Packers -- the old semi-pro team that Ruonavaara both played for and coached. "We just want to bring competitive baseball to the community, and to provide Rec Park fans with bette ...
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Redmond Football Starts Season with Loss to Juanita -
Google News - over 5 years
Redmond quarterback Brady Anderson scrambles as Juanita's Matt Nilsson pursues. It didn't take long for things to turn dismal in Redmond High School's football season opener at Juanita High School on Friday. The Redmond kickoff team
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Turning the page - Jamestown Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Quarterback Brady Anderson completed two passes late in the fourth quarter to set up Brett Mayher to score the Blue Jays' only touchdown of the game. The score came with just over a minute left and the game well out of reach, but it gave the Jamestown
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Rough start for Jays - Jamestown Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Mertens' final TD pass came on Jamestown's second fumble of the game after Blue Jay quarterback Brady Anderson took a hard sack on his own 13. Turnovers continued to plague the Blue Jays in the second half as a fumble and an interception allowed Devils
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Jamestown looks to take some positive steps in the early stages of the season ... - Jamestown Sun
Google News - over 5 years
The days of all-state quarterback Jordan Lynch dropping back and sprinting up the field for huge chunks of yards are over, now the torch has been passed down to senior quarterback Brady Anderson. Anderson saw some time last year under center
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brady Anderson
  • 2013
    Age 49
    In 2013, Anderson was promoted by the Baltimore Orioles to the role of Vice President of baseball operations.
    More Details Hide Details Brady Anderson joined Ripken on a journey to Japan, the first trip for Anderson as a "sports diplomat". Anderson was an obvious choice for a companion for Ripken because it is said that Anderson is someone who "could help on the mission, spread goodwill and be with kids". Anderson and Ripken were joined by Japanese baseball's Sachio Kinugasa. The trip took place November 8–16, 2011, and included visits to several towns (Tokyo, Ofunato, Nishinomiya, and Kyoto) affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. During the trip to Japan, Anderson and Ripken hosted baseball and softball clinics, as well as motivational activities.
  • 2012
    Age 48
    In 2012, Anderson was named special assistant to the executive vice president of baseball operations by the Baltimore Orioles.
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  • 2007
    Age 43
    During Ripken's induction ceremony to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, he described Anderson as "simply my best friend."
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  • 2004
    Age 40
    On August 21, 2004, Anderson was inducted into the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details Cal Ripken, Jr. introduced Anderson and called him "the greatest leadoff hitter in Orioles baseball, and the best athlete I have ever played with."
  • 1997
    Age 33
    In the 1997 playoffs, Anderson hit .353 against Seattle with a .588 slugging average and a .360 batting average against Cleveland with a .680 slugging average.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson still ranks among the top ten in Orioles career batting leaders for games (1759), at-bats (6,271), runs (1,044), total bases (2,698), hits (1,614), doubles (329), triples (64), home runs (209), RBI (744), extra base hits (602), stolen bases (307), and walks (927). He holds the single-season records for total bases (369 in 1996) and hit by pitch (24 in 1999). As of 2008, Anderson is one of only two players (the other being Barry Bonds) to have stolen 50 or more bases in a season (53 in 1992) and hit 50 or more home runs in a season (50 in 1996). (Bonds stole 52 bases in 1990 and hit 73 home runs in 2001.) Anderson was not able to duplicate his 50 home run season; however, for a nine-year stretch from 1992 - 2000, he averaged 21 home runs, 6 triples, 31 doubles, 96 runs scored, 70 RBI, 27 stolen bases, a .376 on base average, a .462 slugging average, and 14 hit by pitch per year as a leadoff hitter, despite one season shortened two months by a player strike (1994) and another shortened one month by owner lockout (1995).
    Anderson made his third All-Star appearance at the 1997 All-Star Game in Cleveland, where he played the entire game in the leadoff spot for the American League and went 2 for 4 with a double high off the 19-foot left field wall against pitcher Curt Schilling.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson led the Orioles in 13 offensive categories: batting average (.288), on-base percentage (.393), OPS (.862), plate appearances (696), runs scored (97), hits (170), doubles (39), triples (7), walks (84), stolen bases (18), and extra base hits (tied with Rafael Palmeiro – 64). He was hit by pitches a league-leading 19 times, marking the second straight year he led the league. Anderson appeared on the cover of the Konami video game Bottom of the 9th '99. The game was released on August 31, 1998 for the PlayStation. In 1999, Anderson rebounded from an injury-plagued 1998 campaign for one of the best all-around seasons of his career. He led American League leadoff hitters with a .408 on-base percentage and reached base 279 times, ninth most in the league. For the season, Anderson batted .282 with 28 doubles, 5 triples, 24 home runs, 109 runs scored, 81 runs batted in, 36 stolen bases, 96 walks, and 24 hit by pitch. He became the only leadoff hitter in history with three 75 RBI seasons to his credit. On May 23, Anderson became the first player in American League history to be hit by a pitch twice in the same inning. He broke his own American League record for hit by pitch in a season by a left-handed batter, set in 1996.
    Despite playing most of the 1997 season with a broken rib, Anderson led the Orioles to a wire-to-wire American League East title with a record of 98-64.
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  • 1996
    Age 32
    Anderson went into the final game of the 1996 season with 49 home runs.
    More Details Hide Details In his first at-bat, he hit his 50th homer off Cy Young Award winner Pat Hentgen, breaking Frank Robinson's record for most home runs in a season by a Baltimore Oriole. He also became the only player in major league history to be in the 50 - 20 club and the 20 - 50 clubs. Anderson also shattered a major league record by leading off four consecutive games with a home run. The previous mark was two straight games, done 33 times. In the annual Baseball America "Tools of the Trade" poll, Brady was named as the league's third-best defensive outfielder, behind only Seattle's Ken Griffey, Jr. and Cleveland's Kenny Lofton. Anderson also hit 37 doubles and five triples and led the American League in extra base hits with 92, breaking the Orioles club record previously held by Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 1992
    Age 28
    He earned his first of three All-Star nominations and played in the 1992 All-Star Game at San Diego on July 14.
    More Details Hide Details By season's end, he had become the first player in American League history to reach 20 homers, 50 steals and 75 RBI in a season. Anderson finished 15th in AL MVP voting. Despite missing 15 games with chicken pox and patellar tendinitis in both knees, Anderson led all American League leadoff hitters in extra-base hits (56) and RBI (62). He also led the Orioles in eight offensive categories, including runs scored (87), stolen bases (24), walks (82), triples (8), and extra base hits (57). He batted .571 (8-14) with the bases loaded, the fourth highest total in the American League. The 1994 season was cut short two months by the player's strike. Anderson led all American League left fielders with a 1.000 fielding percentage, and his 31 stolen bases in 32 attempts was a major league record for 25 or more steals.
  • 1988
    Age 24
    Anderson made his major league debut on April 4, 1988.
    More Details Hide Details On July 30, he and Curt Schilling were traded to the Baltimore Orioles for Mike Boddicker. Anderson hit his first major league home run on August 6 off of Milwaukee's Tom Filer at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. In only his first season as a full-time player in, Anderson played in all but three of the Orioles games and led the major leagues with 749 plate appearances.
  • 1985
    Age 21
    He left college following his junior season after being drafted in the 10th round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox.
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  • 1964
    Age 0
    Anderson was born in Silver Spring, Maryland on January 18, 1964 and attended Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, California.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to study economics at the University of California, Irvine where he played outfield and first base for the Anteaters.
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