Hugh Jeffery Treadway
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.
- School Middle Georgia Junior College, University of Georgia
- High School Griffin High School
- Debut September 4, 1987
- Final Game September 12, 1995
- Born January 22, 1963 in Columbus, GA USA
Jeff Treadway was a second baseman who had a nine-year career in the big leagues. His batting average, while .281 lifetime, had its ups and downs during his career, and his fielding was adequate.
Treadway was signed as a free agent for the Cincinnati Reds by scout George Zuraw on January 29, 1984. His best year with the bat was 1991, when he hit .320 for the Atlanta Braves. However, his range was not impressive that year, and he was losing the second base job to Mark Lemke, a much weaker hitter but a stronger fielder.
He only played briefly for the Montreal Expos for part of the 1995 season, but was a hero in one of the most famous games in franchise history. On June 3rd, facing the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium, Pedro Martinez pitched 9 perfect innings, but the score was still tied after regulation innings. In the top of the 10th, Treadway placed the Expos ahead by driving in Shane Andrews from second base with a two-out single off Brian Williams. Then in the bottom of the inning, with Bip Roberts, who had broken Martinez's bid for a perfect game with a lead-off double, on third base with one out, he made a great play on a sharp grounder by Tony Gwynn and gunned down Roberts at home. Reliever Mel Rojas then forced Ken Caminiti to pop up to end the game, preserving Pedro's 1-0 win, even if he did not credit for a perfect game.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1999||Macon Braves||South Atlantic League||74-64||4th||Atlanta Braves||Lost in 1st round|
|2000||Macon Braves||South Atlantic League||69-70||7th||Atlanta Braves|