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Mark Bradley
Mark Bradley
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 513 of 1043 players
Mark Allen Bradley
Born: December 3, 1956 at Elizabethtown, Ky.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 180

Mark Bradley was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on April 22, 2013.


First Mets game: April 13, 1983
Last Mets game: October 2, 1983

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We're sitting on the right field line, field level, and in the front row at a Mets-Dodgers game. Behind us is an Irish guy whose never before seen baseball in his life. We're trying to explain to him the basic rules of baseball -- what's a single, double, home run, etc., and he asks "Can a guy hit a home run without it going over the fence?" And we were like, yeah, but it hardly ever happens. Not an inning later Mark Bradley spins one into the right field corner and legs out an inside the park job. He was man of great timing.

Ted Alexandro
December 12, 2000
In 1983 I was a 14 year old Mets fan desperate to have someone truly talented to root for. Having spent five years convincing myself that the likes of Steve Henderson, Joel Youngblood and Jose Oquendo were the answer I was truly excited when the Mets picked up Mark Bradley. I remember reading his gaudy minor league statistics for the Dodgers Albequerque affiliate and thinking "we got a steal!" I kept waiting for him to break through but it never happened. I remember meeting him once by the diamond club outside Shea Stadium. I ran up to him and excitedly told him that he was my favorite player and asked him for his autograph. I told him I couldn't figure out why he wasn't playing more. He seemed to think I was kidding and, after signing, walked away without saying anything. I soon figured out that maybe he wasn't as good as I'd initially thought but the 14 year old in me will always believe that he was the answer, even if he didn't realize it.

mark bradley jr.
December 22, 2000
Hi I'm Mark's son, Mark Jr., Has anyone seen my daddy? I'm a great singer, my baseball coach says I am, but he is tone deaf. I play on a travelling baseball club called the Poway Thunder. I am inviting any baseball scouts to come and take a look at me. I know that some day I will be a better ball player than my dad. My Mom helps with the Baseball team I'm on. Bye for now, Mark Bradley Jr.

flushing flash
February 21, 2001
PLEASE tell me that wasn't really Mark Bradley's son.

I remember Mark Bradley for his part in one of the wackier plays in Mets history. It was in San Diego and Gene Richards hit a long fly to right field which Bradley chased back to the wall. On the replay it clearly showed that he was blowing a bubble as he tracked the fly ball! Anyway Bradley jumped and missed the ball at the wall and his foot went through the Hefty bag the wall was made of at the time. The ball rebounded to Mookie Wilson who relayed it to Jose Oquendo who threw it to third in an attempt to get Richards but the ball hit him in the helmet as he was sliding and bounded into foul territory. The ball caromed off the stands and right to George Foster who had come in to back up the play but Richards didn't realize this. He got up and tried to score and was out at the plate by about forty feet.

Ron from Tampa
July 1, 2001
Didnt Mark Bradley once (ALLEDGEDLY) threaten to shoot Darryl Strawberry? Bradley got released shortly thereafter. Gee, I wonder why?

Joe Figliola
February 22, 2002
Three home runs, five RBIs. Pretty damn impressive for a .202 hitter.

January 16, 2003
Rumor has it that Mark Bradley has always been a very difficult autograph to get, mainly because for a long time nobody could find him. Then I heard a story about an autograph collector who needed his autograph badly to complete a set or something, so he tracked him down and went to see him where he works... Kentucky Fried Chicken. Bradley signed a few cards for him.

January 22, 2003
I met Mark in San Francisco at a hotel brunch. He and Chilli Davis came and sat with my friends. When it was time to leave, Mark said to me, "I don't have time to wine and dine you; do you like me or don't you?" I thought this was one of the neatest pick-up lines I had ever heard. Mark and I had a great time and many chats until he managed for the San Jose Bees. I have lost touch with him and would really like to see how he's doing. Anybody know where he is and what he's doing?

March 29, 2006
There hasn't been any comments for a while so here is a little tidbit. In the above comments, there is a post from a person who claims to be Mark's son. It IS his son! He does play for a team in Poway, Ca. I knew this young man when he was around 5 years old. He is now about 15. When he was 5, he could catch a football better than any 16 year old. I'm talking a leaping catch here guys! He could throw and catch a baseball heads and tails above any kid 10 years his senior. If talent is really in the genes, then this kid has got it! It is unfortunate that his dad couldn't last longer in the majors. It is a grueling life that many can't handle and mistakes are made. There is no training for a life of fame. His son has got a great head on his shoulders and enough talent to make it to the "show." He and his mother have endured some hard times, and he has her resilience. Someone, by now, has probably noticed this kid in Poway, Ca. College first though, my friend! Then on to the pros. From an old neighbor, Fred.

Mark Allen Bradley Jr.
March 31, 2006
Yeah, I'm really his son. Yeah I just wanted to tell you that I recieved a full ride to Rice Univeristy and am in the top 100 to watch for the under-classman. I play on the varsity team now at Poway High. And no he didn't want to shoot Strawberry (Mom told me). And dad I hope you find your World Series ring you got stolen in Mexico.

Your son, Mark A. Bradley Jr.

December 6, 2006
My memory of Mark Bradley is that he was highly touted by the Dodgers in the early 80's as their next superstar. Thought the Mets pulled a fast one when they got him. Never trust the Dodgers. At least they didn't get much back.

Curtis Bradley
March 31, 2007
Hello all and to Mark Jr.

Mark is fine. If anyone needs to contact Mark feel free do do so through me, Curtis. I am one of his younger brothers. I will pass any info or questions directly to him and am certain he will respond personally very very soon (as soon as I inform him of this web site). MJ, contact me and I'll give you his number and whatever else you might need.

Jonetta Wheat - Skipper
February 16, 2009
Mark and I have known one another over 30 plus years. We were neighbors growing up. He always was, and still is, an avid player and spectator of each and every "sport." He was GREAT in basketball, football, and baseball. Mark was shy, quiet, and very much to himself as a young boy, and still that way today. A man of very few words. He says what he means, and means what he says. He and I just reconnected over the past couple of months, and he is still the person that I once adored. He has established a rapport with his son, adores his son, and wants nothing but the "best" for his son. Mark is fine, striving to do, and be better, each and every day. He says "hello" to everyone out there! To all those whom want, or wanted an autograph, Mark's personality was/is "I'm not a superstar, why me?" That's the Mark today, yesterday, and yesteryear! He is who he is! He simply loved the game!

Greg English
September 27, 2010
I played against Mark in high school. He was simply one of the most gifted players I had ever seen. Very quiet but had an air of extreme confidence. My favorite memory is calling a fastball off the plate inside and watching him hit a home run off the handle. When the ball was returned it had black marks from the tape on the his bat handle. Best wishes Mark!

hector flores
November 11, 2011
I knew Mark in the early 80s when I was a bat boy for the San Antonio Dodgers. He was an outstanding player; any time an opposing pitcher threw at him he would respond by hitting a home run, double, or triple.

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