|Kansas City Royals – No. 44|
|Outfielder / Coach|
|Born:February 3, 1969|
|May 4, 1995, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1996, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
Terry Leon Bradshaw (born February 3, 1969) is an American former professional baseball outfielder and current coach. He is the hitting coach for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). During his playing days, he threw right-handed, batted left-handed and was listed as 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 180 pounds (82 kg).
Professional baseball is played in leagues throughout the world. In these leagues and associated farm teams, baseball players are selected for their talents and are paid to play for a specific team or club system.
An outfielder is a person playing in one of the three defensive positions in baseball or softball, farthest from the batter. These defenders are the left fielder, the center fielder, and the right fielder. As an outfielder, their duty is to catch fly balls and/ ground balls then to return them to the infield for the out or before the runner advances, if there is any runners on the bases. As an outfielder, they normally play behind the six players located in the field. By convention, each of the nine defensive positions in baseball is numbered. The outfield positions are 7, 8 and 9. These numbers are shorthand designations useful in baseball scorekeeping and are not necessarily the same as the squad numbers worn on player uniforms.
In baseball, a number of coaches assist in the smooth functioning of a team. They are assistants to the manager, who determines the lineup and decides how to substitute players during the game. Beyond the manager, more than a half dozen coaches may assist the manager in running the team. Essentially, baseball coaches are analogous to assistant coaches in other sports, as the baseball manager is to the head coach.
Born in Franklin, Virginia, Bradshaw graduated from Windsor High School (Virginia) and attended Norfolk State University. He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft and played for five seasons in the Cardinals' minor league system, and stole 65 bases in the Class A South Atlantic League. As a rookie with the 1995 Cardinals, Bradshaw had three hits in his first three MLB at bats from May 4-6 against the Houston Astros.But he spent most of that season at Triple-A Louisville.
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In parts of two seasons with the Cardinals (1995–96), he collected 17 total hits in 34 games played, including two doubles and one triple. His minor league career extended until 1999 and included time in the minor league organizations of the Royals and Montreal Expos.
Games played (GP) is a statistic used in team sports to indicate the total number of games in which a player has participated ; the statistic is generally applied irrespective of whatever portion of the game is contested.
In baseball, a double is the act of a batter striking the pitched ball and safely reaching second base without being called out by the umpire, without the benefit of a fielder's misplay or another runner being put out on a fielder's choice. A double is a type of hit and is sometimes called a "two-bagger" or "two-base hit". For statistical and scorekeeping purposes it is denoted by 2B.
In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base after hitting the ball, with neither the benefit of a fielder's misplay nor another runner being put out on a fielder's choice. A triple is sometimes called a "three-bagger" or "three-base hit". For statistical and scorekeeping purposes it is denoted by 3B.
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