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Oakland Athletics: Dallas Braden, the Ultimate Competitor, Retires At Age 30

After having not thrown a Major League pitch since April 16, 2011, Dallas Braden has now officially decided to call it a career according to a report by Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle. Braden had hoped to continue his career and audition for teams this offseason, though a MRI revealed irreparable damage to his throwing shoulder. “There is nothing left in there, it’s...
Via BaySportsNet
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-A's pitcher Dallas Braden retires over shoulder

Dallas Braden, the former A's left-hander who pitched the 19th perfect game in major-league history, said Tuesday he is retiring after failing to come back from multiple shoulder surgeries. "There is nothing left in there, it's just a shredded mess," Braden said by phone. "I left my arm on the mound at the Coliseum, and I'm OK with that." The 30...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB rumors: Dallas Braden intends to pitch in 2014

For one night in 2010, then-Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Dallas Braden was one of the best pitchers ever. On that May 9 night, Braden pitched only the 11th perfect game in American League history. He defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 with six strikeouts. The young southpaw finished the season with a promising record of 11-14, 3.50 ERA, and 1.16 WHIP. Since that season ended,...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson and Dallas Braden go to Disneyland (Picture)

Wondering what MLB pitchers Dallas Braden and Brian Wilson were doing with their free time back on Monday? Well, they both decided to go to the happiest place on earth in Disneyland and below is a photo of the pair on Space Mountain: (Courtesy of Hall of Very Good)
Via Outside the Boxscore
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson, Dallas Braden hit Disneyland

Let's say you're a pair of wild and crazy free agents...where would you spend your days while the rest of the baseball world is humping it in Spring Training? If you're Brian Wilson and Dallas head to Disneyland.  And in coordinated costumes no less. Yup, the Bearded One and, um, Braden (dude doesn't really have a nickname, does he?), hit the...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Braden is Confident

It's interesting how one game can change your whole career.Prior to throwing an incredibly memorable perfect game back in 2010, Dallas Braden was known as an average (at best) Major Leaguer.  And since, well, it isn't like he's done any better.  Through five big league seasons, dude is 26-36 with a 4.16 ERA.But, back to that perfect game.  It's that one achievement that...
Via Hall of Very Good
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Dallas Braden Yells At The Police Now

You may remember Dallas Braden from such 2010 classics as yelling "get off my mound" at Alex Rodriguez, this awesome t-shirt commemorating the event and somehow throwing a perfect game against the Rays. He pitched 18.0 innings in 2011 before losing the year to shoulder surgery. In March 2012, Braden had a little more surgery for a partial rotator cuff tear. Now that his...
Via Off Base Percentage
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

A's pitcher Dallas Braden goes off, nearly ejected from anti-violence rally

Well, this is certainly something. Injured Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden, who is typically very proud of his upbringing in Stockton, California, was nearly ejected from an anti-violence rally in the town on Wednesday. Braden began to yell at the police chief who was speaking at the rally, claiming that the police in town are lying to people and not doing an adequate job...
Via The Outside Corner
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Someone got a Dallas Braden tattoo?

What better way to honor a perfect game than getting a tattoo? Not that you threw the perfect game but a fan who got Dallas Braden's perfecto tatted on his skin. 

Via Hall of Very Good
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Athletics agree to 1-year deal with Braden

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to a one-year contract with left-hander Dallas Braden. The team announced the move Tuesday. Braden made three starts last season before being sidelined by a shoulder injury. He was 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA before going on the disabled list April 18. He had surgery to a repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder May 17. The 28-year-old Braden is 26...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss
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