A “bonus baby” for the Detroit Tigers, Brady pitched in six big-league games in 1956, throwing 6.1 innings and allowing 20 earned runs. Detroit signed Brady out of the University of Notre Dame in 1955 and due to his bonus, he was required to stay on the Tigers’ major-league roster for two years. He was injured for the entire 1955 season and then pitched sparingly the following year. He went to the minors in 1957 and remained there for four seasons before calling it quits at the age of 25.
Brady’s first game came on May 12, 1956 against the Chicago White Sox. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning for Detroit at Briggs Stadium.
Following his playing career, Brady went on to earn three degrees from Notre Dame. He eventually became the President of Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida.
Jim Brady – career stats