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(2472) Bradman

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1973 DG. Discovered 1973 Feb. 27 by L. Kohoutek at Bergedorf.

Named in honor of the legendary Australian cricketer Donald George Bradman (1908–2001), whose test-match batting average of 99.94 in 80 innings far exeeds that of his closest meaningful competitor, and whose 42 half-centuries give him the best consistency ratio. Bradman’s score of 334 runs in a test match against England in 1930 was then a record, as was his 452 (not out) for New South Wales against Queensland, a record in first-class cricket that was unbroken for 29 years. (M 27329)

Name suggested by B. G. Marsden, D. I. Steel and G. V. Williams.

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