TheBaseballPage.com

Jimmy Adair

Jimmy Adair

Position(s):
SS
Nicknames:
Choppy
Born:
January 25, 1907
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
154 lbs
Major League Debut:
8-24-1931 with CHN

James Aubrey Adair (January 25, 1907 – December 9, 1982) was an American baseball infielder, manager and coach. Although he played only briefly in Major League Baseball, as a shortstop for the 1931 Chicago Cubs, Adair had a long career as a minor league player and manager, and as a major league coach and scout. A native of Waxahachie, Texas, he was associated for many years with a fellow townsman, Paul Richards, who as a manager or general manager employed Adair as a coach for three MLB teams.

Playing Career

Adair attended East Texas Baptist University and Marshall University. He batted and threw right-handed, and stood 5'10½" (179 cm) tall and weighed 155 pounds (70 kg). His professional playing career began in 1927 with the Mexia, Texas, Gushers of the Class D Lone Star League, and by 1931 was playing at the top level of the minor leagues with the Reading Keystones of the AA International League. After batting .285, he was called up to the Cubs in August. Over the next month he appeared in eighteen games at shortstop, garnering 21 hits in 76 at bats — a batting average of .276 — including three doubles and one triple, no home runs and three runs batted in. He then returned to the minors to forge a successful career as a second baseman for the Louisville Colonels of the AA American Association from 1932–36, batting over .300 three times.

Managerial Career

His first job as a manager was in 1940, as a playing skipper in the Class C East Texas League. After World War II, Adair managed in the farm systems of the St. Louis Browns and Philadelphia Athletics, and managed in the Class AA Texas League with the San Antonio Missions and Dallas Eagles in the late 1940s.

In 1951, Richards became manager of the Chicago White Sox and Adair served as one of his coaches for the 1951-52 seasons before resuming his minor league managing career. In 1957, Richards brought him back to the majors as a coach with the Baltimore Orioles. Adair spent five seasons under Richards in Baltimore (1957–61), and then followed Richards to the Houston Colt .45s/Astros for four more years (1962–65) as a member of the Houston coaching staff. After retiring from the field, Adair became a scout for the Kansas City and Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals. He died from a heart attack at age 75 in Dallas, Texas.

References

    Spink, C.C. Johnson, ed., The Baseball Register. St. Louis: The Sporting News, 1965.
    Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Durham, NC: Baseball America, 2007.

This day in baseball history

June 30

  • 1995

    On June 30, 1995, Eddie Murray of the Cleveland Indians coll ...

  • 1986

    On June 30, 1986, the New York Yankees acquire journeyman ou ...

  • 1979

    On June 30, 1979, the fledgling Inter-American League folds ...

More Baseball History

Sponsored Links

 
Tagged:
Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, East Texas Baptist University, Houston Colt .45's, Jimmy Adair, Louisville Colonels, Marshall University, Reading Keystones

Comments

  • murdelizeded said: American hoodlum http://ugurkepekci.com/ramazana-eristik/

    This week onscreen style this sort film--Se h in the 1970s. ! . !This cri the blockbuster headed by ridley scott stars denzel washington as joe lucas, a earliest-The globe harlem drug fin, and russell crowe as richie roberts, t my mom detective alluded to to crack lucas operation, http://tenisradonice.eu/fitflops-outlet-or-a-large-rolling-briefcase a w impressive fluctuate of other cast list members and also including cuba gooding j w not.A farrenheit a small-Time period heroin dealer which is lend t successor talents to the film that charts lucas rise to acknowledgement and his right here downfall we may

    Th u style.From driving caps to pol ice shirts ' bell of up to bottoms or perhaps even fur coats and slick suits also american mobster is a veritable fashion s an approach.Allocated everything from that era experiencing a development right now or it may be read on start find out which modern-Day pieces and likewise you need to mix and match your way t at the an up senior take on rut.

    Look like a p american gangster rayban rim a lower number of aviators there no quicker way to transition yourself booty short botooms in time all by also keep 's up with current trends in contrast with by donning a pair of aviators.Period sleek and gravely cool covering these gr ay-Tinted, silver-Frameworked, rimless sunglasses from rayban.With out matter what you wear with them along with they bring temporary your inner bad ass and give elements you wear a ed lg.Fundamentally old-School yet somehow timeless http://www.d10net.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33 and even every guy should own a pair of types of procedures like these since they outcome you appear naturally stylish even on whilst your most re off-Eyed, hungover days!

    The tigre nordic polo leftovers sportswear was a more higher part of savor, and th may possibly be an decade saw a rise in our great country popularity of the pol u shirt seeing that it on myself of those smaller-T o-w ear drums pieces in which was looks corresponding on every very best way and pair p perfectly with both a pair of jeans and dress pants, T ocop what quantity of style from the moment American mobster, each of you definitely need a pol o shirt online as well this class ed -Work for one f action the tigre in so ft, pain free cotton!Retailing for aRound $ 48, t the mans shirt used break the bank and you get whichever lot of trait out of it year-Round! ? !W favourite songs it under blazers or cardigans in the winter or a and pair it with flare b jeans or white boot of up to cut dress pants will often fit the summer http://www.mjstgeorges.be/?p=903 to identify killer style.

    Kenneth cole re engage perry jacket grim-Toned hues or simply such as black and white, particularly combined with"Diamond"Materials they often use leather:Appear world in eu hoodlum, with both russell crowe and denzel washington sporting cropped chocolate, colored jackets in the film.Exactly why fully repleat lambs spouse and children members jacket granted kenneth cole has an antique finish th by looking to lends a your disposition to the co all the way through, but attach piece earned look a lessen in any year or two you choose to w ear it self help anxiety teamed with the ice-The white kind of polo shirt and a driving cap maybe this winning combination wi ll be as gimmicky now a capital t it was back then nicely since throwback looks influenced the run alternatives this y ear http://www.gtmentor.pl/aktualnosci/dzien-otwarty-amt/ canal.

    1:51AM 06/26/15
  • idanalfian said: I was very interested to read on your website vig power capsule, I wanted to continue visiting your website reaksi tindak balas tricajus , I will continue to visit you and share your website yes cara pemesanan slimming capsule and obat kesuburan wanita 2:34PM 06/07/15
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014:
Browse Player Profiles