Dallas Lee Braden was born on August 13, 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a left-handed pitcher for the Oakland Athletics.
Dallas is 6’ 1”, weighs 195 pounds, and bats and thorws left.
High SchoolDallas graduated from Stagg High School in Stockton, California, where he played baseball and was on the cross country track team.
CollegeDallas went to American River College for two years, then transferred to Texas Tech University.
Minor LeaguesDallas was drafted in the ninth round of the June, 2004 draft by the Oakland Athletics.