Player: Adduci, Jim Sr.
Card: 1989 Topps #338
James David Adduci is a former left-handed outfielder and first baseman who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Philadelphia Phillies. He is the father of Jim Adduci Jr. who also played MLB baseball.
Jim was used as a back-of-roster player during his short career, and had this to say about it: “It’s a different role (being the 24th man on the Brewer roster). It’s difficult to get used to. But I’m not taking it for granted because I waited a long time to get to the big leagues. I’d rather be here than playing everyday at Denver.” – Jim in The Milwaukee Sentinel (Bud Lea, 05/16/1988, ‘Adduci lonely man on team’, Sports Section, Page 6, Part 2)
Interestingly, after he re-signed with the Brewers for the 1988 season, he had a batting average of .266 in 94 at-bats. Since he had three sacrifice flies, his on-base percentage was lower than his batting average, which is a very rare occurrence in Major League Baseball.
Jim is part of the Born in Chicago Tour – Next Stop
Jim is also part of the St. Louis Cardinals Players Tour – Go to the Next Stop
Jim is also part of the Philadelphia Phillies Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop
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