January 19, 1958 |
Spartanburg, South Carolina
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|1979 for the Alexandria Mariners|
|Last professional appearance|
|1985 for the Chattanooga Lookouts|
|Minor League Baseball statistics
|Earned run average||3.92|
As a player, Adair played college baseball at Western Carolina University and was drafted by the then-newly formed Mariners in the third round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft. Injuries ended his career seven years later, having peaked at the Triple-A level.
He has held various coaching jobs since the end of his playing career, mostly as a minor-league pitching coach, with the Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. He held major league coaching jobs with Cleveland, Detroit, and Seattle. Prior to being appointed to his former position with Seattle, Adair spent four seasons as a minor-league pitching coordinator for the Texas Rangers.
He was suspended on September 11, 1997, for 2 games after a postgame confrontation with the umpires.
Adair served as pitching coach for the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball club. In 2011, he was hired as the bullpen coach for the Baltimore Orioles. Adair took over pitching coach Mark Connor's position after the latter resigned on June 14. In August of 2013 Adair went on a leave of absence, due to personal reasons, from his post as the pitching coach of The Baltimore Orioles and was succeeded by Bill Castro.
- Mariners fire manager Don Wakamatsu Mariners fire manager Don Wakamatsu
- Rick Adair - The Baseball Cube
- Rick Adair - BR Bullpen
- Gary Thorne, MASN, broadcast of Baltimore Orioles v. Boston Red Sox, August 27, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors) and BR Bullpen
|Cleveland Indians pitching coach
|Detroit Tigers pitching coach
|Seattle Mariners pitching coach
|Baltimore Orioles bullpen coach
|Baltimore Orioles pitching coach