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Adam Anthony Comorosky

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 167 lb.

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Adam Comorosky had a 10-year major league career with one great season.

He was born, and died, in Swoyersville, PA. He played for Williamsport in the minors in 1926, and came up for 8 games with the Pirates that year.

He played most of his career with the Pirates. In 1928, he hit .295 on a team that had a .309 team average. Paul Waner and Lloyd Waner were in the outfield, Pie Traynor and Glenn Wright were in the infield, and "Rowdy Richard" Dick Bartell was a 20-year-old rookie.

In 1929, he hit .321 with 11 triples.

1930 was his big year. Although he only hit .313 (the team average was .303), he added 47 doubles, 23 triples, 12 home runs, and 119 RBI. He also led the league with 33 sacrifice hits. Through the start of May that year, he was hitting .427.

No one since 1930 has beaten Comorosky's 23 triples in a season, although Dale Mitchell in 1949 tied it.

He came down to .286 the next year, but the team average also came down to .285. Through the rest of his career, he never hit more than 6 triples in a season.

He finished out his career with the Cincinnati Reds, playing with Chick Hafey, Jim Bottomley, Ernie Lombardi, Babe Herman, and former teammate Kiki Cuyler.

One of the most similar players to Comorosky, according to the similarity scores method, was his Pittsburgh teammate Clyde Barnhart.

  • Adam Comorosky is the only National League outfielder to ever perform two unassisted double plays in one season.
  • In 1928, he handled 9 putouts in the outfield in one game, tying the record.
  • Comorosky held the Pirates single-season record for doubles in a season by a right-handed hitter until 2006 when Freddy Sanchez hit 53.

Adam played in the minors from 1925-28, hitting .398 with Wichita in 1927. At the end of his major league days, he played in the minors from 1936-40, spending a couple years with Toronto where he was a teammate of future manager Mayo Smith.

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