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Robert Henry Adams

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Bobby Adams played in 1281 major league games for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs in 14 seasons.

He was the brother of Dick Adams and father of Mike Adams.

He was signed by the Cincinnati Reds and assigned to the Ogden Reds of the Class C Pioneer League the same time as his brother Dick in 1939. He played for Ogden in 1939 and 1940 and for the Columbia Reds in the Class B South Atlantic League in 1941. In 1942 he played for the Syracuse Chiefs in the Class AA International League.

At the end of the season he went into the service and was stationed with his brother at the Santa Ana Army Air Force Base. Adams played baseball there until 1944 when he was sent to the Pacific theater with the other professional ball players. He was discharged in November 1945.

In 1946 he reported to the Reds and stayed with them until the 1955 season when he went to the White Sox.

After his playing career ended, Adams served as a Chicago Cubs coach and president of the Tacoma Cubs of the Pacific Coast League.

He primarily wore number 12.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL At-Bats Leader (1952)

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