It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Marjorie Adams, great-granddaughter of Dr. Daniel Lucius ‘Doc’ Adams passed away on July 7, 2021.
Marjorie’s tireless efforts to spread the story of her great-grandfather, Doc Adams, enlightened and inspired many baseball fans. Marjorie conducted a campaign to educate people on Doc’s role as a pioneer of our National Pastime and his importance to baseball’s survival and growth during its nascent period. Her goal was to see him recognized with long overdue enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. She has made many ‘baseball’ friends, particularly in the vintage base ball community by whom she will be sorely missed.
When talking about Doc, Marjorie often said that “she has all sorts of questions for him” when she gets to the other side. Knowing Marjorie, she surely is wasting no time getting the answers to those many questions. We are also sure that Doc is thanking her for her dedication to achieving acknowledgement of his role and contributions to the growth and development of our National Pastime.
On a personal note, Roger and Cathy are extremely grateful to Marjorie for inviting them to join her on her decade long journey. It has been interesting, enlightening, and most of all fun. Highlights included bringing Marjorie to her 1st major league baseball game, celebrating Doc’s 200th birthday, seeing “The Laws of Base Ball” at the Library of Congress, and witnessing her memorable presentations at SABR’s 19th Century Base Ball Conference in Cooperstown and SABR 47 in New York City.
In Marjorie’s memory, we will continue the educational efforts she championed with the hope of seeing her great-grandfather rightfully elected as part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2022.
We will miss her dearly.