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Ace Adams

Ace Townsend Adams
Born: March 2, 1912 in Willows, Calif.
Died: Feb. 26, 2006 in Albany, Ga.
Debut: 1941 | Pos: P
H: 5’10.5″ | W: 182 | B: R | T: R

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Ace Adams, a pitcher who won 41 games in his major league career, died on Feb. 26, 2006, at his home in Albany, Ga. His obituary listed his year of birth as 1910 while baseball records list it as 1912.

Ace Adams was a member of the National League
All-Star Team in 1943.

Adams pitched in the major leagues from 1941 to 1946 — all with the New York Giants. He posted a career 41-33 record with 49 saves in 552.2 innings pitched.

According to his obituary, he had a brief career as a professional boxer before turning to baseball. In 1935, he played for minor league teams in Oklahoma and Georgia. He was playing for Nashville in 1941 when he was signed by the Giants.

He led the National League in games pitched in 1942-44. He had 13 saves in 1944 and 15 in 1945 — both led the National League.

One of his most productive seasons came in 1943. Adams was 11-7 in 140.1 innings pitched with nine saves. He posted 46 strikeouts and a 2.82 ERA. He was named to the All-Star Team that season.

He pitched only 2.2 innings in the major leagues in 1946 and ended up his career in the Mexican League.

Following his career as a player, he worked in and owned a number of businesses in Albany, Ga.


Corrections

    • Changes Albany, N.Y. to Albany, Ga. throughout the obituary