Glenn Charles Adams (born October 4, 1947) is a former designated hitter and corner outfielder in Major League Baseball. He played for the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, and Toronto Blue Jays in a career spanning eight seasons.
Adams attended and played college baseball at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Adams was the first-round pick in the 1968 amateur draft of the Houston Astros (fourth pick overall). After four seasons in the Astros minor league system, Adams reached AAA but was released in January 1972. He missed the 1972 season, but signed with the San Francisco Giants afte rthe 1972 season ended. He remained in the minor leagues for two more seasons, and ended up breaking into the major leagues with them in 1975.
Adams played through the end of the 1976 season, after which he signed with the Minnesota Twins. He spent five season with Minnesota, hitting .338 in 1977 and .301 in 1979. After the 1981 season, he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays and split the 1982 season between Toronto and the AAA Syracuse Chiefs before retiring after the season. During his career, Adams appeared in 373 games as a designated hitter, and 145 games as an outfielder. Adams finished his Major League career a .280 hitter, with 34 home runs.
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