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George Washington Bradley (July 13, 1852 – October 2, 1931), nicknamed "Grin", was an Americanmarker Major League Baseball player who was a pitcher and infielder. He was 5'10.5" and weighed 175 lbs. Bradley was born in Reading, Pennsylvaniamarker.

Bradley threw the first official no-hit, no-run game in major league history. He pitched for St. Louis in the club's victory over the Hartford Dark Blues on July 15, 1876]. The score ended 2-0 without a hit being allowed by Bradley. That same year he threw 16 shutouts over the course of the season, setting a record that has not been broken. Bradley was involved in professional baseball for thirty years, nineteen of them with the Philadelphia Athletics. He helped the A's win the championship of .

He served as a player-manager in for the minor league Nashville Blues of the Southern League.

He became a Philadelphiamarker police officer following his baseball career. He died in Philadelphia at his home. At the time of his death he was retired on a pension from the police department which he had received beginning in September 1931. Bradley was interred at the Northwood Cemeterymarker in Philadelphia.

See also


  • Philadelphia Public Ledger, Sunday Morning, Oct. 4, 1931, P.6
  • MacMillan Baseball Encyclopedia Digital Edition (1996)

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