Terry Bradshaw (baseball)

Last updated
Terry Bradshaw
Kansas City Royals – No. 44
Outfielder / Coach
Born: (1969-02-03) February 3, 1969 (age 50)
Franklin, Virginia
Batted: LeftThrew: Right
MLB debut
May 4, 1995, for the  St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1996, for the  St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average .262
Hits 17
Runs 10

As Coach

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.

Outfielder defensive position in baseball

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. [1] But he spent most of that season at Triple-A Louisville.

Franklin, Virginia Independent city in Virginia, United States

Franklin is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,582. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Franklin with Southampton County for statistical purposes.

Windsor High School is a public high school located in Windsor, Virginia in Isle of Wight County.

Norfolk State University university

Norfolk State University (NSU) is a public historically black university in Norfolk, Virginia. The university is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the Virginia High-Tech Partnership.

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.

Triple (baseball) in baseball, a three-base hit

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.

He has served as a coach in the Kansas City Royals organization since 2000. He spent 2013 through 2017 as the Royals' minor league hitting coordinator, and was promoted to Royals hitting coach prior to the 2018 season. [2]

Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball franchise in Kansas City, Missouri, United States

The Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member team of the American League (AL) Central division. The team was founded as an expansion franchise in 1969, and has participated in four World Series, winning in 1985 and 2015, and losing in 1980 and 2014.

Related Research Articles

Jared Lawrence Sandberg is an American professional baseball coach and a former Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman and minor league manager.

Elieser Marrero, is a former Major League Baseball player. Marrero started his career as a catcher, but spent time at first base, third base and in the outfield.

Chuck Hiller American baseball player

Charles Joseph Hiller was an American professional baseball player, coach and manager. Hiller, a second baseman, appeared in 704 games over eight seasons (1961–68) in Major League Baseball as a member of the San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates. He became the first National League player in history to hit a grand slam home run in World Series play. The homer came at Yankee Stadium during the seventh inning of Game 4 of the 1962 World Series against left-handed relief pitcher Marshall Bridges on October 8. It broke a 2–2 deadlock and provided the winning margin in San Francisco's eventual 7–3 victory.

Bobby Meacham American baseball player and coach

Robert Andrew Meacham is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who spent his entire six-year career with the New York Yankees. He joined the Toronto Blue Jays organization in 2014 as Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats manager, and was promoted to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons where he managed the team from November 2016 to September 2019.

Ron Johnson (baseball) baseball player, baseball manager

Ronald David Johnson is an American minor league baseball manager. From 2012 through 2018, he was the skipper of the Norfolk Tides of the International League, Triple-A farm system affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. His 2018 season with Norfolk was his 14th season as a Triple-A manager; he formerly helmed the Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League (2005–09), and the Omaha Royals (1998) and Omaha Golden Spikes (1999) of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.

Mitchell Dean Webster is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1983 through 1995 for the Toronto Blue Jays, Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers. Listed at 6' 0", 185 lb., he was a switch hitter and threw left handed.

Franklin Lee Stubbs is a former professional baseball player who was in the major leagues (MLB) from 1984 to 1995. Stubbs played on four MLB teams in that time. His best season came in 1990 with the Houston Astros. Stubbs entered coaching after retiring as a player.

Mitchell Otis Page was a Major League Baseball player. He finished second to Hall of Famer Eddie Murray in American League Rookie of the Year balloting when he came up with the Oakland Athletics in 1977.

Brian Buchanan American baseball player

Brian James Buchanan is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder and coach. He played in MLB from 2000 through 2004 for the Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres, and the New York Mets. He played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in 2007.

Billy Butler (baseball) American baseball player

Billy Ray Butler, nicknamed "Country Breakfast", is an American former professional baseball designated hitter and first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals from 2007 to 2014, the Oakland Athletics from 2015 to 2016 and the New York Yankees in 2016. Butler was an MLB All-Star in 2012, and won the Silver Slugger Award and Edgar Martínez Award that season.

Carlos Manuel Febles is a professional baseball coach, and former second baseman who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1998 to 2003 with the Kansas City Royals. He threw and batted right-handed and was listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and 185 lb (84 kg). He is currently the third base coach for the Boston Red Sox.

Steve Scarsone American baseball player

Steven Wayne Scarsone is a retired professional baseball infielder and former minor league manager. He serves on the Oakland Athletics' Player Development staff as travelling minor league instructor. He played all or part of seven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1992 and 1999 for the Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and Kansas City Royals.

Mitch Maier American baseball player & coach

Mitchell William Maier is an American former professional baseball outfielder and current coach. He is the first baseball coach for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Royals.

Andy Barkett American baseball player

Andrew Jon Barkett is an American professional baseball coach, former Minor League Baseball manager, and former Major League Baseball (MLB) player who appeared in 17 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates as a first baseman and outfielder in 2001.

Nick Capra American baseball player & coach

Nick Lee Capra is an American professional baseball coach, and former outfielder, manager and farm system official. He is the third base coach for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Kansas City Royals system.

Victor Manuel Rodriguez Rivera is an American professional baseball coach and former infielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1984 and the Minnesota Twins in 1989, appearing in 17 games. He is the 2018 assistant hitting coach of the Cleveland Indians, appointed November 8, 2017, after holding the same post for the Boston Red Sox from 2013 to 2017.

Chris Maloney American baseball player and coach

James Christopher "Chris" Maloney is the manager for the Mississippi Braves of Minor League Baseball. A former minor league first baseman and outfielder, he spent five seasons as manager of the Cardinals' Triple-A farm club before his hiring, on November 16, 2011, to serve on the 2012 staff of Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny.

Charles Frederick "Boots" Day is an American former professional baseball outfielder.

José Martínez (baseball, born 1988) baseball player from Venezuela

José Alberto Martínez is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman and outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his major league debut with the Cardinals on September 6, 2016, after 887 games in ten minor league seasons. A right-handed batter and thrower, Martínez stands 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall and weighs 215 pounds (98 kg).


  1. "1995 ST L Regular-Season Batting Log for Terry Bradshaw". Retrosheet. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  2. Flanagan, Jeffrey (8 November 2017). "Royals announce coaching staff for 2018". royals.com. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
Preceded by
Dale Sveum
Kansas City Royals hitting coach
Succeeded by