'The Don' is best known for his first-class cricket batting average. Sir Don's last first-class innings was in 1948 against England at the Oval, and he required only to score 4 runs to average > 100 runs. Ironically, the (arguably) greatest test bastman was bowled for a duck by Eric Hollies.

Sir Don averaged 99.94 runs from 80 innings (10 innings not out, a total of 6996 first-class runs). His average is miles clear from the rest of the field, the next highest first-class average being 60.97 runs by Graeme Pollock.

Sir Don was also the first living Australian other than a Royal to feature on a stamp issued by Australia Post, on the inaugaral Australian Legends issue in 1997.

Sir Donald Bradman passed away in his sleep as a result of pneumonia on Sunday, February 25, 2001.