Jim Adduci (baseball, born 1959)
- For other uses, see Jim Adduci (baseball, born 1985).
|Outfielder / First baseman|
August 9, 1959 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|September 12, 1983 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 26, 1989 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||15|
James David Adduci (born August 9, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former left-handed outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Philadelphia Phillies. He attended Southern Illinois University, where he participated in college baseball.
On June 7, 1977, Adduci was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 28th round of the amateur draft. However, Adduci chose to continue his education instead. On June 3, 1980, Adduci was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 7th round of the amateur draft. Adduci signed to play in the minors in the Cardinals organization.
Adduci made his major league debut on September 12, 1983 with the Cardinals at age 24. Adduci was hitless in his only at bat in his debut. That year, Adduci had a batting average of .050 in 20 at bats. On October 2, 1984, Adduci was traded with Paul Householder to the Milwaukee Brewers for three minor leaguers. Adduci made his Brewers debut in 1986. Adduci had a batting average of .091 in 11 at-bats in 1986.
On April 19, 1987, Adduci was purchased by the San Francisco Giants from the Milwaukee Brewers, only to be sent back in one week. On June 4, 1987, the Brewers released Adduci. Adduci finished 1987 playing for the Taiyo Whales in Japan.
Adduci resigned with the Brewers on January 18, 1988. That season, Adduci had a batting average of .266 in 94 at-bats. Before the 1989 season, Adduci was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies. Adduci hit .368 in 19 at-bats in 1989. Adduci played his final major league game for the Phillies on July 26, 1989. After the 1989 season, Adduci was granted free agency. Adduci never played the majors again.
At the time of his retirement, Adduci had a career batting average of .236. He finished with 144 at-bats in 70 games. He drove in 15 runs during his career, all in 1988. Adduci hit one home run over the course of his career. His lifetime fielding percentage was .993.
- "Transactions of Jim Adduci". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
- "Results of St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates game on September 12, 1983". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-08-02.