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Sparky Adams

Earl John Adams

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

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

Major League Stats

Register 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
1922 27 -1.4 CHC NL MLB CHC 11 49 44 5 11 0 1 0 3 1 2 4 3 .250 .313 .295 .608 13 0 1
1923 28 -0.3 CHC NL MLB CHC 95 352 311 40 90 12 0 4 35 20 19 26 10 .289 .346 .367 .713 114 1 14
1924 29 0.6 CHC NL MLB CHC 117 473 418 66 117 11 5 1 27 15 17 40 20 .280 .344 .337 .682 141 1 14
1925 30 1.4 CHC NL MLB CHC 149 687 627 95 180 29 8 2 48 26 12 44 15 .287 .341 .368 .709 231 7 9
1926 31 2.3 CHC NL MLB CHC 154 700 624 95 193 35 3 0 39 27 52 27 .309 .367 .375 .742 234 5 19
1927 32 3.0 CHC NL MLB CHC 146 705 647 100 189 17 7 0 49 26 42 26 .292 .335 .340 .675 220 0 16
1928 33 4.4 PIT NL MLB PIT 135 628 539 91 149 14 6 0 38 8 64 18 .276 .357 .325 .682 175 4 21
1929 34 5.3 PIT NL MLB PIT 74 217 196 37 51 8 1 0 11 3 15 5 .260 .316 .311 .627 61 1 5
1930 35 6.5 STL NL MLB STL 137 631 570 98 179 36 9 0 55 7 45 27 .314 .365 .409 .774 233 1 15
1931 36 7.2 STL NL MLB STL 143 658 608 97 178 46 5 1 40 16 42 24 .293 .340 .390 .730 237 2 6
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
1932 37 8.3 STL NL MLB STL 31 142 127 22 35 3 1 0 13 0 14 5 .276 .352 .315 .667 40 1 0
1933 38 9.0 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-STL 145 631 568 60 146 22 1 1 22 3 45 33 .257 .315 .305 .620 173 12 3 15
1933 38 9.0 STL NL MLB STL 8 32 30 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .219 .200 .419 6 2 1 0
1933 38 9.0 CIN NL MLB CIN 137 599 538 59 141 21 1 1 22 3 44 30 .262 .320 .310 .631 167 10 2 15
1934 39 10.2 CIN NL MLB CIN 87 301 278 38 70 16 1 0 14 2 20 10 .252 .307 .317 .623 88 2 2 1
1935 40 11.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA STL 122 456 456 126 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
MLB (13 seasons) MLB 1424 6174 5557 844 1588 249 48 9 394 154 50 453 223 .286 .343 .353 .695 1960 14 28 136
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 564 2217 2217 667 109 29 10 .301 .390 864
All Levels (17 Seasons) 1988 8391 7774 844 2255 358 77 19 394 154 50 453 223 .290 .363 2824 14 28 136
AA (3 seasons) Minors 289 1122 1122 301 47 11 1 .268 .332 373
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% 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
1922 27 CHC NL MLB CHC 2B 11 92.0 58 18 35 5 5 .914 5.18 4.82
1923 28 CHC NL MLB CHC OF 1 8.0 4 3 1 0 1 1.000 4.50 4.00
1923 28 CHC NL MLB CHC RF 1
1923 28 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 79 668.0 429 153 248 28 44 .935 5.40 5.08
1924 29 CHC NL MLB CHC 2B 19 166.0 124 55 66 3 15 .976 6.56 6.37
1924 29 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 88 746.0 474 169 277 28 62 .941 5.38 5.07
1925 30 CHC NL MLB CHC 2B 144 1268.0 921 354 551 16 90 .983 6.42 6.28
1925 30 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 5 51.0 35 13 22 0 5 1.000 6.18 7.00
1926 31 CHC NL MLB CHC 2B 136 1171.0 838 324 485 29 93 .965 6.22 5.95
1926 31 CHC NL MLB CHC 3B 19 164.0 49 12 35 2 4 .959 2.58 2.47
1926 31 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 2 10.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 4.50 2.50
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1927 32 CHC NL MLB CHC 2B 60 511.0 345 149 194 2 34 .994 6.04 5.72
1927 32 CHC NL MLB CHC 3B 53 453.0 158 45 107 6 12 .962 3.02 2.87
1927 32 CHC NL MLB CHC SS 40 356.0 234 82 142 10 23 .957 5.66 5.60
1928 33 PIT NL MLB PIT 2B 107 934.0 626 265 343 18 54 .971 5.86 5.68
1928 33 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
1928 33 PIT NL MLB PIT RF 1
1928 33 PIT NL MLB PIT SS 27 238.0 150 52 97 1 14 .993 5.63 5.52
1929 34 PIT NL MLB PIT 2B 20 143.0 86 33 48 5 5 .942 5.10 4.05
1929 34 PIT NL MLB PIT 3B 15 101.0 33 7 24 2 1 .939 2.76 2.07
1929 34 PIT NL MLB PIT LF 2
1929 34 PIT NL MLB PIT OF 2 4.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 1.00
1929 34 PIT NL MLB PIT SS 30 184.0 101 33 58 10 8 .901 4.45 3.03
1930 35 STL NL MLB STL 2B 25 224.0 151 62 85 4 25 .974 5.91 5.88
1930 35 STL NL MLB STL 3B 104 903.0 233 66 159 8 18 .966 2.24 2.16
1930 35 STL NL MLB STL SS 7 54.0 36 12 20 4 3 .889 5.33 4.57
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1931 36 STL NL MLB STL 3B 138 1194.0 354 118 223 13 29 .963 2.57 2.47
1931 36 STL NL MLB STL SS 6 57.0 30 9 16 5 1 .833 3.95 4.17
1932 37 STL NL MLB STL 3B 30 266.0 72 25 42 5 11 .931 2.27 2.23
1933 38 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-STL 3B 135 1143.0 416 121 278 17 16 .959 3.14 2.96
1933 38 2 Teams NL MLB CIN-STL SS 13 100.0 45 11 33 1 3 .978 3.96 3.38
1933 38 STL NL MLB STL 3B 3 25.0 8 0 6 2 1 .750 2.16 2.00
1933 38 STL NL MLB STL SS 5 45.0 22 5 16 1 2 .955 4.20 4.20
1933 38 CIN NL MLB CIN 3B 132 1118.0 408 121 272 15 15 .963 3.16 2.98
1933 38 CIN NL MLB CIN SS 8 55.0 23 6 17 0 1 1.000 3.76 2.88
1934 39 CIN NL MLB CIN 2B 29 219.0 145 61 81 3 11 .979 5.84 4.90
1934 39 CIN NL MLB CIN 3B 38 334.0 111 31 75 5 10 .955 2.86 2.79
1935 40 Columbus AA AA STL 2B 85 509 201 293 15 .971 5.81
MLB (9 seasons) MLB 2B 551 4728.0 3294 1321 1888 85 332 .974 6.11 5.82
MLB (8 seasons) MLB 3B 532 4558.0 1426 425 943 58 101 .959 2.70 2.57
MLB (3 seasons) MLB OF 4 14.0 6 5 1 0 1 1.000 3.86 1.50
MLB (2 seasons) MLB RF 2
MLB (10 seasons) MLB SS 297 2464.0 1539 536 916 87 163 .943 5.30 4.89
Minors (3 seasons) Minors SS 438 2487 889 1436 162 .935 5.31
All Levels (10 Seasons) 2B 636 4728.0 3803 1522 2181 100 332 .974 6.11 5.82
All Levels (8 Seasons) 3B 532 4558.0 1426 425 943 58 101 .959 2.70 2.57
All Levels (3 Seasons) OF 4 14.0 6 5 1 0 1 1.000 3.86 1.50
All Levels (2 Seasons) RF 2
All Levels (13 Seasons) SS 735 2464.0 4026 1425 2352 249 163 .938 5.30 5.14
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 89ce881d

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