Babe Adams Stats

Babe Adams was born on Thursday, May 18, 1882, in Tipton, Indiana. Adams was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1906, with the St. Louis Cardinals. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Babe Adams baseball stats page.

"Pitching is an art only perfected by constant practice. It can not be learned in a day. There must be perfect harmony between the pitcher and catcher." - Babe Adams in Baseball Magazine (February 1910, Orel R. Geyer)
Babe Adams

Babe Adams Autograph on a 2018 Historic Autographs Baseball Card (#1/14)
Babe Adams Autograph on a 2018 Historic Autographs Baseball Card (#1/14)

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Birth Name:
Charles Benjamin Adams
Nickname:
Babe
Born On:
05-18-1882  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Tipton, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
07-27-1968 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Cemetery:
Mount Moriah Cemetery, Mount Moriah, Missouri
High School:
Mt. Moriah High School (Mt. Moriah, MO)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
04-18-1906 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-11-1926
Draft:
Not Applicable
Babe Adams

Babe Adams Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1906 24 Cardinals 1 1 0 0 1 .000 13.50 0 0 0 4.0 21 9 6 8 0 2 - 0 0 0 1 -
1907 25 Pirates 4 3 1 0 2 .000 6.95 1 0 0 22.0 104 40 17 25 1 3 - 11 1 3 0 -
1909 27 Pirates 25 12 11 12 3 .800 1.11 7 3 2 130.0 475 88 16 25 0 23 - 65 1 3 0 -
1910 28 Pirates 34 30 3 18 9 .667 2.24 16 3 0 245.0 971 217 61 95 4 60 - 101 1 6 0 -
1911 29 Pirates 40 37 2 22 12 .647 2.33 24 6 0 293.1 1,117 253 76 97 5 42 - 133 3 8 0 -
1912 30 Pirates 28 20 5 11 8 .579 2.91 11 2 0 170.1 704 169 55 73 4 35 - 63 0 3 0 -
1913 31 Pirates 43 37 5 21 10 .677 2.15 24 4 0 313.2 1,227 271 75 94 8 49 - 144 5 0 0 -
1914 32 Pirates 40 35 4 13 16 .448 2.51 19 3 1 283.0 1,116 253 79 97 5 39 - 91 2 7 0 -
1915 33 Pirates 40 30 8 14 14 .500 2.87 17 2 2 245.0 969 229 78 90 6 34 - 62 2 2 0 -
1916 34 Pirates 16 10 5 2 9 .182 5.72 4 1 0 72.1 314 91 46 51 2 12 - 22 1 3 0 -
1918 36 Pirates 3 3 0 1 1 .500 1.19 2 0 0 22.2 82 15 3 4 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 -
1919 37 Pirates 34 29 5 17 10 .630 1.98 23 6 1 263.1 1,017 213 58 66 1 23 2 92 2 3 0 -
1920 38 Pirates 35 33 2 17 13 .567 2.16 19 8 2 263.0 1,035 240 63 83 6 18 0 84 5 1 0 -
1921 39 Pirates 25 20 3 14 5 .737 2.64 11 2 0 160.0 646 155 47 57 4 18 2 55 0 0 1 -
1922 40 Pirates 27 19 4 8 11 .421 3.57 12 4 0 171.1 707 191 68 77 1 15 4 39 1 4 0 -
1923 41 Pirates 26 22 2 13 7 .650 4.42 11 0 1 158.2 676 196 78 83 8 25 0 38 1 1 0 -
1924 42 Pirates 9 3 3 3 1 .750 1.13 2 0 0 39.2 154 31 5 5 1 3 1 5 1 0 0 -
1925 43 Pirates 33 10 12 6 5 .545 5.42 3 0 3 101.1 448 129 61 67 7 17 1 18 0 3 0 -
1926 44 Pirates 19 0 14 2 3 .400 6.14 0 0 3 36.2 164 51 25 32 5 8 0 7 0 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
19 Years 482 354 89 194 140 .581 2.76 206 44 15 2,995.1 11,947 2,841 917 1,129 68 430 10 1,036 26 47 2 -
Babe Adams

Babe Adams Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1906 24 Cardinals 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - .000 .000 .000
1907 25 Pirates 4 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - .286 .286 .286
1909 27 Pirates 25 39 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 15 5 0 0 - .051 .098 .103
1910 28 Pirates 34 83 9 16 3 0 0 0 6 9 0 23 5 0 0 - .193 .272 .229
1911 29 Pirates 40 103 9 26 5 1 0 0 10 3 0 17 1 0 0 - .252 .274 .320
1912 30 Pirates 28 53 5 12 3 1 0 0 3 8 0 9 1 0 0 - .226 .328 .321
1913 31 Pirates 43 114 13 33 6 2 0 0 13 1 0 16 3 0 0 - .289 .296 .377
1914 32 Pirates 40 97 8 16 0 2 1 0 4 3 0 29 2 0 1 - .165 .198 .237
1915 33 Pirates 40 85 4 12 1 0 0 0 7 4 0 14 2 0 0 - .141 .180 .153
1916 34 Pirates 16 22 1 6 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 - .273 .333 .364
1918 36 Pirates 3 9 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .556
1919 37 Pirates 34 92 2 17 2 1 0 0 4 6 0 13 3 0 0 2 .185 .235 .228
1920 38 Pirates 35 89 4 13 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 18 2 0 0 4 .146 .156 .180
1921 39 Pirates 25 63 7 16 2 4 0 0 6 1 0 7 2 0 0 3 .254 .266 .413
1922 40 Pirates 27 56 6 16 2 0 1 0 6 4 0 7 5 0 0 5 .286 .333 .375
1923 41 Pirates 26 55 5 15 5 1 0 0 8 6 0 13 1 0 0 2 .273 .344 .400
1924 42 Pirates 9 11 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .182 .182 .273
1925 43 Pirates 33 31 3 7 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 6 1 0 0 2 .226 .294 .258
1926 44 Pirates 19 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
19 Years 482 1,019 79 216 31 15 3 0 75 53 0 194 35 0 1 18 .212 .252 .281
Babe Adams

Babe Adams Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1906 Cardinals P 1 1 12 4 4.0 3 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 6.75
1907 Pirates P 4 3 66 11 2.8 10 3 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 4.09
1909 Pirates P 25 12 390 37 1.5 34 1 33 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .919 2.35
1910 Pirates P 34 30 735 56 1.6 51 7 44 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .911 1.87
1911 Pirates P 40 37 880 46 1.2 45 3 42 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 1.38
1912 Pirates P 28 20 511 38 1.4 38 2 36 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.01
1913 Pirates P 43 37 941 85 2.0 84 10 74 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.41
1914 Pirates P 40 35 849 75 1.9 75 13 62 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.39
1915 Pirates P 40 30 735 70 1.8 70 3 67 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1916 Pirates P 16 10 217 22 1.4 22 2 20 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.74
1918 Pirates P 3 3 68 4 1.3 4 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
1919 Pirates P 34 29 790 59 1.7 59 4 55 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.02
1920 Pirates P 35 33 789 71 2.0 69 3 66 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.36
1921 Pirates P 25 20 480 35 1.4 35 1 34 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.97
1922 Pirates P 27 19 514 49 1.8 48 5 43 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.52
1923 Pirates P 26 22 476 30 1.2 29 0 29 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.64
1924 Pirates P 9 3 119 6 0.7 6 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.36
1925 Pirates P 33 10 304 17 0.5 17 0 17 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.51
1926 Pirates P 19 0 110 8 0.4 7 0 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.72
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 482 354 8,986 723 1.5 706 58 648 17 17 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.12
19 Years 482 354 8,986 723 1.5 706 58 648 17 17 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.12
Babe Adams

Babe Adams Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1906 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 4.50
1907 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 0.0 3.67 4.50 1.23
1909 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.6 39.0 2.83 4.50 1.59
1910 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.6 13.8 1.68 3.71 2.20
1911 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.1 10.3 3.17 4.08 1.29
1912 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.9 17.7 1.80 3.33 1.85
1913 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.1 8.8 2.94 4.13 1.41
1914 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 97.0 3.3 24.3 2.33 2.89 1.24
1915 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.1 12.1 1.82 2.28 1.25
1916 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 22.0 11.0 1.83 2.74 1.49
1918 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 1.50 2.38 1.59
1919 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.1 23.0 4.00 3.14 0.79
1920 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 89.0 4.9 29.7 4.67 2.87 0.62
1921 Pirates 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.0 10.5 3.06 3.09 1.01
1922 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 56.0 8.0 9.3 2.60 2.05 0.79
1923 Pirates 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.2 6.9 1.52 2.16 1.42
1924 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 11.0 11.0 1.67 1.13 0.68
1925 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.2 31.0 1.06 1.60 1.51
1926 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.88 1.72 1.96
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
19 Years 1 1 .500 0 0 n/a 339.7 5.3 13.6 2.41 3.11 1.29
Babe Adams

Babe Adams Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1906 St. Louis Cardinals n/a Undetermined n/a -
1907 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1909 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
1910 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1911 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1912 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
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1914 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
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1925 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a Stats
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Charles Benjamin Adams was a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals ( 1906 ) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1907, 1909-1916, 1918-1926). Babe, his nickname, shares the Bucs ' franchise record for most career victories (194) by a right-handed twirler! Do you know who he is tied with? [ Answer ] Do you know what lefty has more than both of those flingers? [ Answer ]
Babe Adams Rookie Baseball Card
Babe Adams Rookie Card | 1910 Tip Top Bread Baseball Card (#2) | Baseball Almanac Collection

Did you know that when Babe Adams won Game 7 of the 1909 World Series , he became the first rookie in World Series history to start and win a game seven? The next rookie to match that Fall Classic feat was John Lackey , Game 7 of the 2002 World Series , ninety-three years later!

Did you know that Babe Adams, on July 17, 1914, set the Major League record for longest game ever thrown (twenty-one innings), by a single pitcher, without allowing a single walk across the entire game? [ Bases On Balls Records ]

Did you know that Babe Adams led the National League in bases on balls per nine innings four times ( 1919 , 1920 , 1921 , 1922 ), WHIP five times ( 1911 , 1914 , 1919 , 1920 , 1921 ), and fielding percentage five times ( 1912 , 1914 , 1915 , 1919 , 1921 )?

Did you know that Babe Adams was ranked the tenth greatest player in Pittsburgh Pirates history by historian David Finoli? The author wrote, "not only had he established himself as one of the greatest control pitchers in the history of the game, winning 194 games in a Pirates uniform, but became arguably the best pitcher in the history of the franchise." Source: The 50 Greatest Players in Pittsburgh Pirates History (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 03/10/2016, Page 72).

Did you know that Babe Adams is the only pitcher from this century, and the last century, to throw more than 250 innings in a season (263 IP in 1920 ), yet walk fewer than twenty batters (18 BB)?

Babe Adams Baseball Card
Babe Adams | 1980 Laughlin Baseball Card (#38) | Baseball Almanac Collection

Babe Adams hung up his cleats in 1926 , managed a farm team in farmed in Mount Moriah, Missouri for a short while, then became a sportswriter. Then, when World War II started, he spent time abroad as a war correspondent. He returned to sports after the War, but once again went abroad to cover the Korean War.

Last-Modified: January 13, 2020 4:17 AM EST

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