Today would have been Marjorie Adams’ 73rd birthday.
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 made many ‘baseball’ friends, particularly in the vintage base ball community. She is greatly 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 now has 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.
Unfortunately, Doc Adams was omitted from this year’s Early Baseball Ballot and was not afforded the opportunity to be considered by the Early Baseball Era Committee. Unless, the Hall of Fame chooses to alter their Era Committees again, Doc will not be eligible to appear on a ballot until 2032.
We will continue to honor and celebrate Marjorie’s memory and continue to pursue her dream.