Clifford Brade returns to the Dallas Spirits as a savvy lead-off hitter and experienced outfielder with a great arm. Outside a variety of athletic ability he brought to the Dallas Spirits Baseball Club in his rookie season during 2016, Cliff will continue his role as the Spirits (35+) lead-off hitter. Brade was also the lead-off hitter for the Spirits (18+) squad during 2017 and 2018.
Cliff batted .343 for the Spirits (18+) squad and led his team with 29 stolen bases in 2017. He finished second on the team with 24 hits, including 5 doubles and led the team with 26 runs scored. His numbers were good enough for a 2017 All-Star vote and selection for the NTABL Open American League All-Star Game held at Dr. Pepper Ballpark. On the Spirits (35+) squad, Brade finished with a .426 average and third on the team with 17 hits. Cliff also led the team with 28 runs scored and 21 stolen bases, finishing with a total of 50 stolen bases on two NTABL teams.
Typically and annual All-Star vote to the NTABL All-Star games at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Brade finished 2019 with a batting average of .298. Third on the team in hits with 17, Brade used his ability to get on base to extend singles into extra bases by swiping a team-leading 16 bags. Clifford easily led the team in runs scored with 20 and also lead the team with 9 walks.
Cliff will be limited in 2021 as a sub as he plans for his upcoming wedding to his fiance, Claire. In 2021, Brade hit for .208 for the Spirits (35+) squad, leading the team with 18 stolen bases and 20 runs scored.
He was first picked up from the Caddo Reds Fall baseball club back in 2016 and as he heads into his fifth season with the ball club, he brings a great bat alongside exceptional speed on the base paths and in the outfield defensively. Cliff has a great arm and he can be counted upon to throw out runners when needed. He quickly earned the lead off spot in 2016 with his good decision-making at the dish, as well as providing some quick hands and solid hitting which a team requires at the top of the order. On top of that, his speed on the base paths make him an easy RBI for other Spirits hitters and the teams rely on his ability to score.
Brade’s impact has become immediate as he’s quickly become a stat leader in runs and stolen bases. Clifford hails from McDade, TX. He studied Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and also spent time at Texas Lutheran University and his early days at Elgin High School in Elgin, TX. He has a brother, Joseph and sister, Melany and he currently resides in Dallas, TX.
Nickname: “Cliff”, “Clifford”, “Clifton”