Brady Anderson was a three-time All-Star for the Orioles, playing in Baltimore from 1988 through 2001. His best season came in 1996, when he hit 50 home runs with a 1.034 OPS, helping the Orioles to the first of two straight playoff appearances. Anderson was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 2004, but his Orioles career was far from over.
While Anderson had been a presence around the team for several years, he was officially named as a special assistant to executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette in 2012, then promoted to vice president of baseball operations two years later. Unlike many front office execs, however, Anderson's influence goes far beyond roster moves and negotiations. The 54-year-old can often be found in uniform, assisting players on the field or with their strength and conditioning programs and more.
Anderson sat down with MLB.com Executive Reporter Mark Feinsand at the Orioles' Spring Training complex in Sarasota, Fla., to discuss his career, Jeffrey Maier, his move to the front office and why he still likes to stand in the batter's box against Major League pitchers.
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