Babe Adams

Babe Adams

Original Name Charles Benjamin
Birth
Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana, USA
Death 27 Jul 1968 (aged 86)
Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Mount Moriah, Harrison County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 7680679 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as a pitcher for nineteen seasons (1906 to 1907, 1909 to 1916, and 1918 to 1926) with the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. He pitched three complete-game victories (including a shutout in game 7) in the 1909 World Series over the Detroit Tigers as a rookie. In that series, American League batting champ, Ty Cobb, went one-for-eleven against Adams (.090). He is still credited as the only rookie to win three games in a single World Series, and is one of only two rookies to start and win a World series Game 7 (a feat matched by John Lackey of the Anaheim Angels in 2002). He retired after a 17-year career. In his sixties during World War II, Adams covered the war in the Pacific as a foreign correspondent, and later covered the Korean War while in his seventies.

Bio by: Kent Kooi


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kent Kooi
  • Added: 13 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7680679
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Babe Adams (18 May 1882–27 Jul 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7680679, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Mount Moriah, Harrison County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .