PLAYER PROFILE

WALTER BRADY

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Walter “King” Brady was recognized as one of the best players in Philadelphia when he was only 17 years old. At age 18, he made an auspicious professional debut with De Neri’s Philadelphia Basketball League team.  Brady possessed a maturity and court presence that belied his age. He finished the season tied for third in field goals. The following season, Brady was one of the keys when De Neri won the PBL championship. In 1906, Brady was signed by Pittsburgh’s South Side team in the newly organized Central BasketballLeague. At age 20, with two outstanding seasons behind him, Brady seemed on the verge of becoming one of pro basketball’s biggest pro stars. It never happened. In the stiffer competition of the CBL, Brady never did emerge as the offensive force that he was in the first years of his career. He was quickly overshadowed by teammates such as Harry Hough and Chief Muller. Some of this was attributable to that injuries that hampered him during much of his career. While he never became a star, Brady proved to be a steady, valuable professional who became the heart and soul of the South Side team. He was the only player to remain on the team’s roster throughout its six year tenure in the CBL. While he was never the best player on the team, Brady was usually the most popular both with fans and teammates. He was admired as a tough but fair competitor and a hard-working, inspirational teammate. He was named captain of the South Side squad on three occasions. When the CBL disbanded in 1912, Brady returned to Philadelphia where he played in the Eastern Basketball League  for three more seasons. In 1915, Brady was diagnosed with tuberculosis which he batted for seven years before he passed away in 1922 at the age of 37.

 

WALTER BRADY Height: 5:09 Weight: 160 College: None
Walter Louis Brady Born: Jan 5, 1885      Died:  Nov 13, 1922 Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
King Brady REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1902-03 De Neri Indep
1903-04 National A.C. AL 1 0 0 0 0.0
1903-04 DeNeri Indep
1904-05 De Neri PBL 40 112 41 265 6.6
1905-06 De Neri PBL 30 74 0 148 4.9
1906-07 South Side CBL 46 98 6 202 4.4
1907-08 South Side CBL 43 89 0 178 4.1
1908-09 South Side CBL 56 94 91 279 5.0
1909-10 South Side CBL 70 133 731 997 14.2
1910-11 South Side CBL 41 64 16 144 3.5
1911-12 Trenton HRL 8 12 63 87 10.9
1911-12 WashingtonSouth Side CBL 45 111 537 759 16.9
1912-13 De Neri EBL 18 23 33 79 4.4
1913-14 De Neri EBL 19 25 26 76 4.0
1913-14 Kingston NYSL 2 1 1 3 1.5
1914-15 Jasper EBL 33 43 59 145 4.4
Major League Totals 451 879 1604 3362 7.5
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