Jim Adduci (baseball, born 1959)

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Jim Adduci
Outfielder / First baseman
Born: (1959-08-09) August 9, 1959 (age 57)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 12, 1983, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
July 26, 1989, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .236
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 15

James David Adduci (born August 9, 1959 in Chicago) 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. He is the father of Jim Adduci, who has played for the Texas Rangers.


On June 7, 1977, Adduci was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 28th round of the amateur draft.[1] 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 made his major league debut on September 12, 1983 with the Cardinals. Adduci was hitless in his only at bat in his debut.[2] That year, Adduci had a batting average of .050 in 20 at bats. On October 2, 1984, he was traded with Paul Householder to the Milwaukee Brewers for three minor leaguers. Adduci made his Brewers debut in 1986, and had a batting average of .091 in 11 at-bats that season.

On April 19, 1987, Adduci was purchased by the San Francisco Giants from the Milwaukee Brewers, only to be sent back to San Francisco a week later. On June 4, 1987, the Brewers released Adduci. Adduci finished 1987 playing for the Yokohama Taiyo Whales in Japan.

Adduci re-signed with the Brewers on January 18, 1988. That season, he had a batting average of .266 in 94 at-bats, and did not manage to walk even one time. 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.

Prior to the 1989 season, Adduci was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies, hitting .368 in 19 at-bats. Adduci played his final major league game on July 26, 1989. After the 1989 season, he was granted free agency and never returned to the major leagues.

Adduci had a career batting average of .236, in 144 at-bats over the course of 70 games. All 15 of his career RBI came in the 1988 season, as well as his only career home run.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Transactions of Jim Adduci". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  2. ^ "Results of St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates game on September 12, 1983". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 

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