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Sparky Adams

Earl J. Adams

Positions: Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 5", Weight: 151 lb.

Born: August 26, 1894 in Zerbe, Pennsylvania, US
Died: February 24, 1989 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, US
High School: Tremont HS (Tremont, PA)

Major League Stats

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1919 24 -3.1 Reading IL AA 3 11 1 0 0 0 .091 .091 1
1920 25 -0.2 Danville PIED D 119 481 157 33 3 9 .326 .464 223
1921 26 -0.6 Syracuse IL AA 164 655 174 26 5 0 .266 .321 210
1922 27 -2.0 Wichita Falls TL A CHC 156 614 209 29 15 0 .340 .436 268
1935 40 11.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA STL 122 456 126 21 6 1 .276 .355 162
1935 40 11.5 Columbus AA AA STL 110 420 120 20 6 0 .286 .362 152
1935 40 12.0 Rochester IL AA STL 12 36 6 1 0 1 .167 .278 10
5 Seasons 564 2217 2217 667 109 29 10 .301 .301 .390 .691 864
D (1 season) D 119 481 481 157 33 3 9 .326 .326 .464 .790 223
A (1 season) A 156 614 614 209 29 15 0 .340 .340 .436 .777 268
AA (3 seasons) AA 289 1122 1122 301 47 11 1 .268 .268 .332 .601 373
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1920 25 Danville PIED D SS 119 686 223 420 43 .937 5.40
1921 26 Syracuse IL AA SS 163 943 346 528 69 .927 5.36
1922 27 Wichita Falls TL A CHC SS 156 858 320 488 50 .942 5.18
1935 40 Columbus AA AA STL 2B 85 509 201 293 15 .971 5.81
4 Seasons 523 2996 1090 1729 177 .941 5.39
SS (3 seasons) SS 438 2487 889 1436 162 .935 5.31
2B (1 season) 2B 85 509 201 293 15 .971 5.81
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1919 24 Reading Coal Barons International League AA
1920 25 Danville Tobacconists Piedmont League D
1921 26 Syracuse Stars International League AA
1922 27 Wichita Falls Spudders Texas League A CHC
1922 27 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1922-09-18 1922-09-30
1923 28 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1923-04-17 1923-10-07
1924 29 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1924-04-15 1924-09-29
1925 30 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1925-04-14 1925-10-04
1926 31 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1926-04-13 1926-09-26
1927 32 Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1927-04-12 1927-10-02
1928 33 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1928-04-11 1928-09-27
1929 34 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB PIT 1 1929-04-16 1929-09-29
1930 35 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB STL 1
1931 36 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB STL 1
1932 37 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB STL 1
1933 38 St. Louis Cardinals National League MLB STL 1
1933 38 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 2
1934 39 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1
1935 40 Rochester Red Wings International League AA STL
1935 40 Columbus Red Birds American Association AA STL

Sabr ID: 89ce881d

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