Bradley had a finger broken in a home-plate collision in his first major league start as a catcher for the Yankees. He was traded to the White Sox and, after appearing in only nine games for Chicago, to the Mariners for Ivan Calderon. In his first season with Seattle, the hustling Bradley was the Mariners' top pinch hitter and the most difficult batter in the American League to strike out. Displaced by Dave Valle as the regular catcher, Bradley finished the 1980s as a backup catcher and designated hitter. (TF)
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»February 13, 1986: Keep the uniforms? Two months after being traded from the Yankees to the White Sox, C Ron Hassey is traded back to the Yankees along with three minor leaguers in exchange for P Neil Allen, C Scott Bradley, and minor leaguer Glen Braxton. But Hassey will again go back to the White Sox on July 30th.
»September 18, 1991: In Toronto's 5–3 win over Seattle, Toronto's Rob Ducey is knocked unconscious in a collision at the plate with Seattle C Scott Bradley. Unlike most catchers, Bradley keeps his mask on for throws from the OF, and Ducey hits his head on the mask.