Brady Anderson Speaker Profile
Retired Outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles
Brady Anderson Biography
One of the greatest leadoff hitters off all time, Brady Anderson was born January 18, 1964 and is a 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. Visit Brady Anderson's official website at www.BradyAnderson9.com
In only his first season as a full-time player in 1992, Anderson played in all but three of the Orioles games and led the major leagues with 749 plate appearances. He earned his first of three All-Star nominations and played in the 1992 All-Star Game at San Diego on July 14. 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.
Anderson went into the final game of the 1996 season with 49 home runs. 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 the 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.
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), home runs (50 in 1996), extra base hits (92 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, Brady 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).
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Posted on 1 April 2014 | 11:42 am
The Baltimore Orioles are having one of their best seasons in over a decade making a nice run to the post season, hoping to take out their divisional rival, New York Yankees. Sporting the throw back 1983 hats all this year, the Orioles aren’t looking back with an exciting young team including Adam Jones, Nick Markakis, Matt Wieters and Chris Davis. Some of this success can be...[Read More]
Posted on 23 March 2014 | 3:24 pm
On Tuesday, February 19, the Baltimore Orioles announced several front office promotions with outfielder Brady Anderson among them. Anderson spent 14 seasons as a member of the Orioles and in 1996 he hit 50 home runs, setting a record for the team. Another baseball great, Cal Ripken, Jr., referred to him as "the greatest leadoff hitter in Orioles baseball, and the best athlete I have...[Read More]
Posted on 9 January 2013 | 4:34 pm
The 2013 baseball season officially kicks off for the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, January 19, as the team hosts the annual FanFest event at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year's event will be featuring appearances by current and former Orioles coaches and players like outfielder Brady Anderson who set a record for the team in 1996 by hitting 50 home runs. The day-long...[Read More]
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