September 5, 1963 |
|August 5, 1988, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 23, 2001, for the Texas Rangers|
|Earned run average||3.39|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jeffrey Hoke (Jeff) Brantley (born September 5, 1963) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher and current broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds. He was a Major League pitcher for 14 seasons, from 1988 to 2001.
- Early career 1
- Major league career 2
- Broadcasting career 3
- Personal 4
- See also 5
- References 6
- External links 7
Brantley lettered in three sports at W. A. Berry High School (which was replaced by Hoover High School (Alabama)). Brantley also was the quarterback on Berry state championship football team.
Brantley played college baseball at Mississippi State University, where he was a teammate of Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro and Bobby Thigpen on a Bulldogs team that participated in the 1985 College World Series. He is the co-holder of the SEC record for career wins by a pitcher with 45, along with University of South Carolina and Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Kip Bouknight.
Major league career
Brantley played for the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies, all of the National League, and the Texas Rangers of the American League. He was a member of the 1989 Giants that defeated the Chicago Cubs to win the National League pennant and eventually lost to the Oakland A's in the World Series. In the World Series, he pitched in three games with an ERA of 4.15.
In 2010 he was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
Brantley was a color commentator for
AL Division Series
NL Division Series
AL Wild Card Game
NL Wild Card Game
He and his wife are the parents of a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, Mason. Brantley also has two children from his first marriage, Emily and Murphy.