Chad Bradford Biography

April 8, 2020
First published on:April 8, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Chad Bradford

Birth Name Chadwick Lee Bradford
Birth Place Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Famous Name Chad Bradford
Net Worth $5 Million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Former Baseball Player
Currently Married Yes
Married to Jenny Bradford
Children Three

Chad Bradford is an American former MLB relief pitcher who played for Chicago White Sox (1998–2000) Oakland Athletics (2001–2004), Boston Red Sox (2005), New York Mets (2006), Baltimore Orioles (2007–2008), and Tampa Bay Rays (2008–2009). Despite his unconventional delivery and the slow speed at which he threw the ball, he is well known for his extreme submarine-style pitching and success in MLB which led to him figuring prominently in the Michael Lewis book Moneyball and eventually made into the film of the same title in 2011. Eric Chavez and Jeremy Brown are also mentioned in the book. 

Jackson, Mississippi native, Chad Bradford was born on 14th September 1974 under the star sign Virgo. The forty-five years old holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. 

Chad Bradford Salary and Net Worth As Of 2020

Chad Bradford has made overall $15,000,999 from his 11 years career as a baseball player. His salary history is disclosed below:

Year Team League Salary
1998 Chicago White Sox American League $170,000
2002 Oakland Athletics American League $235,000
2003 Oakland Athletics American League $331,000
2004 Oakland Athletics American League $965,000
2005 Oakland Athletics American League $1,400,000
2006 New York Mets National League $1,400,000
2007 Baltimore Orioles American League $3,166,667
2008 Baltimore Orioles American League $3,666,666
2009 Tampa Bay Rays American League $3,666,666

Since his retirement as a player, there is no information about Bradford's new occupation. Looking at his career earnings, his net worth as of 2020 is estimated at $5 million. 

Is Chad Bradford Married? Know His Personal Life

Chad Bradford is a married man. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Jenny. Reportedly, the couple met each other in high school. Besides, they has not shared any information about their love life, even they remain quiet silent in social sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 

Chad Bradford with his daughter SOURCE: Twitter @cbradford722

Currently, the family resides in Raymond with their two sons, Keller and Walker, and a daughter, Lanie.

Family & Education

Bradford's father had suffered a stroke which left him partially paralyzed so that he could only throw underhand when playing catch with his son. Author Michael Lewis speculates that memories of his father's throwing motion may have contributed to the development of Bradford's pitching style.

Bradford enrolled at Byram High School. Matter of fact, he had not exhibited outstanding athletic talent through the early years of high school. Upon graduation, he joined Hinds Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi.

MLB Trade & Transaction

  • June 2, 1994: Selected by Chicago White Sox in the 34th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign
  • June 4, 1996 - signed June 6, 1996: Selected by Chicago White Sox in the 13th round of the free-agent draft
  • December 7, 2000: Traded by Chicago White Sox to Oakland Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later
  • July 13, 2005: Traded by Oakland Athletics to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Jay Payton and cash
  • December 21, 2005: Granted free agency
  • December 27, 2005: Signed by New York Mets
  • October 30, 2006: Granted free agency
  • November 28, 2006: Signed by Baltimore Orioles
  • August 7, 2008: Sold by Baltimore Orioles to Tampa Bay Rays
  • November 6, 2009: Granted free agency

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