Adam James Stern
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.
- School University of Nebraska
- Debut July 7, 2005
- Final Game May 31, 2010
- Born February 12, 1980 in London, ON Canada
Adam Stern played ball for three seasons at the University of Nebraska, and graduated with a sociology degree. He hit .356 in 2000 as a sophomore, and played in the 2001 College World Series. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft and signed by scout Tyrone Brooks.
Stern was taken in the 2004 Rule V Draft by the Boston Red Sox in December 2004. His Big League debut was with the Red Sox in 2005 and he was then traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 2006. In the 2006 World Baseball Classic, he hit an impressive .667 with a home run, five RBI's and three runs scored in the three games Canada played (in fact, he was only a double short of hitting for the cycle). As of 2009, he has become a Team Canada fixture, having played in two World Baseball Classics and in two Olympics.
- Hit the first inside-the-park home run in World Baseball Classic history on 3/8/2006.
- Hit .200/.265/.233 as Canada's worst starting position player in the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, but Canada still clinched a spot in the Summer Games.
- Stern batted .182/.217/.364 in the 2008 Olympics with two triples in 7 games.
sources include: 2009 World Baseball Classic souvenir program, page 73