Jimmy Adair

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James Aubrey Adair

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jimmy Adair primarily wore number 45 during his playing career.

He was a coach for the Chicago White Sox 1951 and 1952, the Baltimore Orioles from 1957 to 1961 and the Houston Colt .45s from 1962 to 1965.

He also scouted for the Orioles, Kansas City A's/Oakland A's, and Kansas City Royals. Adair also scouted for the Dallas Eagles in 1953, after switching jobs with Clyde McDowell.

His son, Steve Adair, was the head coach at Southern Methodist University from 1977 to 1980. Steve also coached at the University of Plano.

He was posthumously elected to the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1940 Longview Texans East Texas League 1st White Sox/Cardinals Lost in 1st round replaced Tex Jeanes on August 8
1941 Helena Seaporters Cotton States League 72-66 5th none
1942 Springfield Browns Three-I League 67-48 2nd St. Louis Browns Lost in 1st round
1945 Elmira Pioneers Eastern League 64-73 6th St. Louis Browns
1946 San Antonio Missions Texas League 87-65 3rd St. Louis Browns Lost in 1st round
1947 San Antonio Missions Texas League 20-27 -- St. Louis Browns -- replaced by Marc Carrola (40-67) May 31
Savannah Indians South Atlantic League 56-30 2nd Philadelphia A's League Champs replaced Tom Oliver (14-21) on June 19
1948 Dallas Eagles Texas League 56-79 -- none -- replaced by Les Burge (8-10) on August 28
1949 Dallas Eagles Texas League 70-67 -- none -- replaced by Bobby Goff (6-10) on August 27
1950 Gainesville Owls Big State League 82-63 2nd none
1953 Greenville Majors / Bryan Majors Big State League 51-51 -- Dallas Eagles -- replaced by Clyde McDowell (19-26) on July 31
1954 Artesia Numexers Longhorn League 86-42 1st Dallas Eagles League Champs replaced John Gibson (6-4) on May 1
1955 Paris Orioles Sooner State League 68-69 4th Baltimore Orioles Lost in 1st round

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