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Full Name: Kenneth Jerry Adair Primary Position: 2B,SS
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/175 First Game: September 2, 1958
Birthdate: December 17, 1936 Final Game: May 3, 1970
Birthplace: Sand Springs, Oklahoma MLB Experience: 13 years
Died: May 31, 1987
Deathplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Jerry Adair (Kenneth Jerry Adair) was born on December 17, 1936 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. He made his Major League debut on September 2, 1958 for the Baltimore Orioles. In 1961, his rookie year, he hit .264 with 9 home runs and 37 RBI. Adair played for the Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals over the course of his 13 year career.

Most people believe that Jerry Adair's best season was 1962, when he hit for a .284 average.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1958 BAL A 11 19 1 2 0 0 .105 .150 .105 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
1959 BAL A 12 35 3 11 0 2 .314 .333 .371 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
1960 BAL A 3 5 1 1 1 1 .200 .200 .800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 BAL A 133 386 41 102 9 37 .264 .326 .394 21 1 35 51 2 1 5 4 6
1962 BAL A 139 538 67 153 11 48 .284 .319 .414 29 4 27 77 2 4 7 1 15
1963 BAL A 109 382 34 87 6 30 .228 .246 .346 21 3 9 51 2 3 3 2 17
1964 BAL A 155 569 56 141 9 47 .248 .283 .341 20 3 28 72 1 4 3 10 20
1965 BAL A 157 582 51 151 7 66 .259 .303 .351 26 3 35 65 2 4 6 7 26
1966 CHI A 105 370 27 90 4 36 .243 .275 .335 18 2 17 44 1 9 3 0 14
1966 BAL A 17 52 3 15 0 3 .288 .333 .308 1 0 4 8 0 1 0 0 1
1966 TOT A 122 422 30 105 4 39 .249 .282 .332 19 2 21 52 1 10 3 0 15
1967 CHI A 28 98 6 20 0 9 .204 .240 .245 4 0 4 17 1 2 0 0 5
1967 BOS A 89 316 41 92 3 26 .291 .321 .367 13 1 13 35 2 4 1 0 10
1967 TOT A 117 414 47 112 3 35 .271 .302 .338 17 1 17 52 3 6 1 0 15
1968 BOS A 74 208 18 45 2 12 .216 .252 .250 1 0 9 28 1 6 0 2 10
1969 KC A 126 432 29 108 5 48 .250 .285 .310 9 1 20 36 3 2 1 4 24
1970 KC A 7 27 0 4 0 1 .148 .281 .148 0 0 5 3 0 1 0 1 1
Total 1165 4019 378 1022 57 366 .254 .292 .347 163 19 208 499 17 41 29 31 149

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1958 BAL A 2B 1 1 8 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1958 BAL A SS 10 4 45 10 19 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1959 BAL A 2B 10 8 70 24 17 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 .932
1959 BAL A SS 2 2 17 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1960 BAL A 2B 3 0 10 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1961 BAL A SS 27 18 180.1 26 61 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1961 BAL A 3B 2 1 7.2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1961 BAL A 2B 107 96 820 233 237 6 57 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1962 BAL A 2B 35 29 265.2 79 77 4 17 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1962 BAL A 3B 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1962 BAL A SS 112 103 918 216 285 16 72 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1963 BAL A 2B 103 100 893.1 242 268 8 67 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1964 BAL A 2B 153 150 1334.2 395 422 5 107 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1965 BAL A 2B 157 157 1417.2 395 446 12 99 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1966 CHI A SS 75 63 579.1 109 236 9 35 1 0 0 0 0 .975
1966 CHI A 2B 50 39 336.1 89 92 3 19 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1966 BAL A 2B 13 13 115.1 30 33 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .969
1966 TOT A 2B 63 52 451.2 119 125 5 26 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1967 CHI A 2B 27 24 228.1 70 61 2 21 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1967 BOS A 3B 34 33 269 34 66 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1967 BOS A SS 30 25 224 38 68 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1967 BOS A 2B 24 20 183 33 41 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1967 TOT A 2B 51 44 411.1 103 102 5 31 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1968 BOS A SS 46 33 332.1 62 104 4 15 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1968 BOS A 1B 1 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 BOS A 2B 12 8 75 19 25 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1968 BOS A 3B 7 5 50.2 4 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .813
1969 KC A 3B 1 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1969 KC A 2B 109 105 916.1 223 261 8 41 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1969 KC A SS 8 8 60 14 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1970 KC A 2B 7 7 72 24 20 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 811 757 6745.2 1860 2008 58 465 0 0 0 0 0 .985
Total 3B 45 39 333 38 76 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 .934
Total 1B 1 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 310 256 2356 477 793 37 144 1 0 0 0 0 .972

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Baltimore Orioles (September 2, 1958).
  • Traded by Baltimore Orioles with John Riddle to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Eddie Fisher (June 13, 1966).
  • Traded by Chicago White Sox to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Don McMahon and Bob Snow (June 2, 1967).
  • Selected by Kansas City Royals from Boston Red Sox (51st pick overall) in the expansion draft (October 15, 1968).
  • Released by Kansas City Royals (May 12, 1970).

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