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John Adam

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John William Adam

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

John Adam was a minor league pitcher and trainer.

Adam was picked by the Baltimore Orioles in the 9th round of the 1972 amateur draft, one pick before Jerry Turner. He was 4-3 with a 4.14 ERA for the 1972 Bluefield Orioles and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) in 8 innings for the Lewiston Broncs; he struck out 68 in 71 innings for the year. He was released and was picked up by the California Angels. He was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 3 games for the 1973 Idaho Falls Angels before injuring his elbow, ending his career.

The Angels sent him to Dr. Frank Jobe for evaluation; while talking to Jobe, he became interested in the human body, sparked by Jobe's knowledge. He went on to college and focused on his studies, something he had not done in high school, when he had been interested in the athletics. He got in touch with Ray Poitevint, who had signed him originally as a player, and got a job as a minor league trainer. After 3 years in the minors, he became assistant trainer for the 1981 Brewers and was promoted to head trainer in 1984. He remained with the Brewers for over a decade and also spent time as rehab coordinator for the Montreal Expos.

Sources include Baseball Lives by Mike Bryan