OK, I get it when it comes to Ken Griffey, Cal Ripken, Sandy Alomar and Jose Cruz. Shoot, I even get it when it comes to Tim Raines, Tony Gwynn, John Mayberry, Eric Young, Gary Matthews, and Tony Pena. Taking it further, I get it when you’re throwing in Pete Rose, Ed Sprague, Roy Smalley and Steve Lombardozzi.
But, seriously, why do we care that Jackie Bradley is a Jr.? And, why must it be denoted, even on his uniform that he is a Jr.?
Putting it another way: Who is Jackie Bradley Sr.? Did he ever play and/or coach in professional baseball?
Nope. The elder Bradley is a city bus driver in Richmond, Virginia.