From BR Bullpen
Marion Danne Adair
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 190 lb.
 Biographical Information
Bill Adair hit 20 or more homers three times in a 21-year career as a player in the minors (1935-1956). He was a minor league manager for the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, and Atlanta Braves, and also managed in the minors for the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, and Montreal Expos. Overall, he compiled a record of 1611-1305 over 21 seasons (1949-1973) in the minor leagues.
Adair was also a big league coach with the Milwaukee Braves (1962), Atlanta Braves (1967), White Sox (1970), and Expos (1976). Adair posted a 4-6 record as interim skipper of the 1970 Chicago White Sox.
He was also a scout for the Expos in the late 1970s and early 1980s, working from his home in St. Petersburg, FL. He signed two of the best players in franchise history during those years, Andre Dawson from Florida A&M in 1975 and Tim Raines from Sanford, FL in 1977.
He primarily wore number 44.
|Chicago White Sox Manager
 Year-By-Year Managerial Record
He also managed the Milwaukee franchise in the Florida East Coast Instructional League in 1964 (22-25 3rd place).