Kenneth Jerry Adair
(Casper the Friendly Ghost)
Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: December 17, 1936 in Sand Springs, OK
High School: Sapulpa HS (Sapulpa, OK)
School: Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
Signed by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1958.
Debut: September 2, 1958 (Age 21.259, 9,179th in MLB history)
vs. WSH 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1961 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Orioles/RedSox/WhiteSox/Royals 1958-1970
Last Game: May 3, 1970 (Age 33.137)
vs. CLE 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: May 31, 1987 in Tulsa, OK
Buried: Woodland Memorial Park, Sand Springs, OK
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