Robert Henry Adams
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
- High School Stockton (CA) High School
- Debut April 16, 1946
- Final Game April 22, 1959
- Born December 14, 1921 in Tuolumne, CA USA
- Died February 13, 1997 in Gig Harbor, WA USA
Bobby Adams played in 1281 major league games for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs in 14 seasons. Used mostly as a utility player, his best two ML seasons, however, were in 1952 & 1953 when he was a regular for the Reds.
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 1961 Adams split his time as manager of the Wenatchee Chiefs (Northwest League) and San Antonio Missions (Texas League), in addition to coaching in the majors. This was when the Cubs were going through their College of Coaches experiment, which entailed rotating their managers and coaches not only at the major league level, but also among their minor league affiliates. In 1962 he was the manager of the Cubs' affiliate franchise in the Arizona Instructional League.
He primarily wore number 12.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1961||San Antonio Missions||Texas League||15-17||--||--||Replaced Harry Craft (13-6) on May 31 |
replaced by Verlon Walker (32-27) on July 3
|1961||Wenatchee Chiefs||Northwest League||5th||Replaced Dick Cole|
|1962||Palatka Cubs||Florida State League||--||--||Replaced Hal Jeffcoat, replaced by Ripper Collins|
- NL At-Bats Leader (1952)