Adeyinka Adewusi

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Adeyinka Adewusi (Yinka)

Biographical Information[edit]

Adeyinka Adewusi has played for the Nigerian national team and in Sweden and South Africa.

Adewusi was with Nigeria for the 1999 All-Africa Games, playing shortstop. He went 7 for 21 with three doubles, a triple and a home run. His 7 RBI in five games led the team, one ahead of Joseph Olayemi. He also tied Olayemi and Adedeji Adekunli for the team lead in hits. He presumably was with them for the 2003 All-Africa Games as well; Nigeria won the Silver Medal both times. He played for a team in Cape Town from 2002-2010. He also spent a few summers in Sweden's Elitserien.

Playing mostly for Gefle in 2007, he went 9 for 23 with a home run, mostly being used in center field. In 2008, he moved to Tranås and batted .355/.425/.592 while playing third base usually; he also pitched (0-1, 3.09 ERA< .195 opponent average but 21 BB in 32 IP). His five home runs tied for third in the Elitserien (even with David Leander, Philip Gajzler and Peter Johannessen, one behind Matt Merrifield and Dennis Kelly.

He hit .369/.436/.608 as a 3B/SS for Tranås in 2009. He finished second to Johannessen in slugging (.058 shy), was 6th in the Elitserien in average (between Gajzler and Henrik Johansson), ranked 5th in doubles and was fourth in steals (14). In his last summer in Sweden, he batted .393/.438/.772 with 6 homers for Tranås, usually hitting third and playing 3B. He would have been third in average had he qualified and first in slugging; he was tied for first in home runs (with Gajzler) and he was 8th with 26 RBI.

Adewusi then returned to his native Nigeria to develop baseball there, founding the Angels Youth Baseball Factory and serving as a West Africa consultant for Major League Baseball.

Sources include Elitserien stats at, 2013 article on Adewusi