Marion Danne "Bill" Adair (February 10, 1913 – June 17, 2002) was an American coach and interim manager in Major League Baseball. A second baseman, he was a career minor-league player who never rose about the Class AA level but who spent 21 years as a manager in the minors.
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Born in Philadelphia Phillies. He compiled a 1,611-1,305 (.552) record in the minors, but his managing career in the Major Leagues was limited to ten games with the 1970 White Sox. Skipper Don Gutteridge was fired September 3 with 26 games left in the season and Adair was named interim manager. Adair then compiled a 4-6 (.400) record before Chuck Tanner took over as manager on September 14, 1970. The White Sox lost 106 games that season.
He died in Bay Minette, Alabama at age 89 in 2002.
- Gutteridge fired; Adair assumes job
- Ex-Chicago Manager Bill Adair dies