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Full Name: Elvin Clark Adams Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/180 First Game: April 27, 1939
Birthdate: June 24, 1915 Final Game: September 21, 1947
Birthplace: Trinidad, Colorado MLB Experience: 5 years
Died: September 1, 1990
Deathplace: Rancho Mirage, California
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Buster Adams (Elvin Clark Adams) was born on June 24, 1915 in Trinidad, Colorado. He made his Major League debut on April 27, 1939 for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1943, his rookie year, he hit .252 with 4 home runs and 39 RBI. Adams played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies over the course of his 5 year career.

Most people believe that Buster Adams's best season was 1945, when he slugged 22 home runs, hit for a .287 average and knocked in 109 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1939 STL N 2 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1943 STL N 8 11 1 1 0 1 .091 .333 .182 1 0 4 4 0 3 0 0 0
1943 PHI N 111 418 48 107 4 38 .256 .319 .352 14 7 39 67 0 9 2 0 8
1943 TOT N 119 429 49 108 4 39 .252 .320 .347 15 7 43 71 0 12 2 0 8
1944 PHI N 151 584 86 165 17 64 .283 .370 .440 35 3 74 74 7 17 2 0 11
1945 STL N 140 578 98 169 20 101 .292 .359 .441 26 0 57 75 3 8 3 0 8
1945 PHI N 14 56 6 13 2 8 .232 .295 .429 3 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 2
1945 TOT N 154 634 104 182 22 109 .287 .353 .440 29 1 62 80 3 8 3 0 10
1946 STL N 81 173 21 32 5 22 .185 .312 .306 6 0 29 27 3 4 3 0 3
1947 PHI N 69 182 21 45 2 15 .247 .341 .352 11 1 26 29 0 1 2 0 3
Total 576 2003 282 532 50 249 .266 .346 .400 96 12 234 281 13 42 12 0 35

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1943 STL N OF 6 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1943 PHI N OF 107 0 0 298 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1943 TOT N CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1943 TOT N OF 113 0 0 309 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1944 PHI N OF 151 0 0 449 14 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1945 STL N OF 140 0 0 382 9 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1945 PHI N OF 14 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1945 TOT N LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1945 TOT N OF 154 0 0 408 9 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1946 STL N OF 58 0 0 95 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1947 PHI N OF 51 0 0 78 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .954
Total OF 527 0 0 1339 35 29 8 0 0 0 0 0 .979

Transactions

  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals with Coaker Triplett and Dain Clay to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Danny Litwhiler and Earl Naylor (June 1, 1943).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for John Antonelli and Glenn Crawford (May 8, 1945).
  • Sold by St. Louis Cardinals to Philadelphia Phillies (March 21, 1947).

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