Mike Brady (minors01)
Michael Richard Brady
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 5", Weight 225 lb.
- School Nassau Community College
- High School Smithtown High School West
- Born December 20, 1968 in Smithtown, NY USA
Pitcher Mike Brady was active from 1988 to 1991. He was drafted twice, both times from Nassau Community College, first in the 40th round of the 1987 amateur draft, by the Texas Rangers, and then in the 17th round of the 1988 amateur draft, by the Toronto Blue Jays, who signed him.
He began his professional career in 1988 with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays of the Pioneer League, going 0-9, 4.96 in 17 starts. In 1989, he was assigned to the Myrtle Beach Blue Jays of the South Atlantic League until July 31st, when he was traded to the New York Mets along with Jeff Musselman in return for OF Mookie Wilson, one of the most popular players in Mets history. He stayed in the Sally League after the trade, being assigned to the Columbia Mets. Between the two teams, he was 3-1, 1.78 with 18 saves in 50 games, the transition to the bullpen having been a success. However, he could not keep it up after moving up to the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League in 1990, as he slipped to 2-4, 4.67 with 8 saves in 38 games, issuing 33 walks in 44 1/3 innings. In his final season, in 1991, he put up an ERA of 7.00 in 8 games with St. Lucie, was released and signed by the Milwaukee Brewers. He was sent to the Beloit Brewers of the Midwest League but could not turn things around, as he was 0-2, 4.11 in 17 games, bringing his career to a close.
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