Bill Adair

Bill Adair

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.


  • History 1
  • Death 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


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.[1] 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.

Adair also was a Major League coach for the Braves (1962; 1966), White Sox (1970) and Expos (1976).


He died in Bay Minette, Alabama at age 89 in 2002.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Gutteridge fired; Adair assumes job
  2. ^ Ex-Chicago Manager Bill Adair dies