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Saturday, March 26, 2011
1955 Topps #178 - Bobby Adams
Bobby Adams (b. 1921 - d. 1997) played in the majors from 1946 to 1959 for the Reds, White Sox, Orioles and Cubs. He retired with 1,082 hits, 37 home runs and a .269 batting average. When he played for the Orioles in 1956, he wore the number 5. The number 5 would end up being retired by the Orioles, but that was after a certain 3rd baseman took that number over in 1957, Brooks Robinson. I thought that was kind of interesting trivia.