Buster Adams
Elvin Clark Adams
 
 
Born: June 24, 1915 in Trinidad, CO
Died: September 1, 1990 - 75 years old
Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6'0" Wt: 180
(legend)
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Comparison

Comparison
Center Fielders
 
All Positions
 
#
Player
 
1 Joe DiMaggio
1936 - 1951
CF
78.3
Pl
WW2
 
73.5
3.2
0.0
-1.6
2 Ben Chapman
1930 - 1946
CF
41.9
WW2
 
36.8
0.5
0.5
-4.2
3 Andy Pafko
1943 - 1959
CF
36.7
 
36.5
-3.4
0.0
-3.6
4 Dom DiMaggio
1940 - 1953
CF
31.8
WW2
 
27.5
3.0
0.0
-1.3
5 Sam West
1927 - 1942
CF
29.1
WW2
 
25.6
1.0
0.0
-2.5
6 Lloyd Waner
1927 - 1945
CF
24.1
Pl
 
23.0
-2.1
0.0
-3.3
7 Johnny Hopp
1939 - 1952
CF
22.7
 
22.1
-3.1
0.0
-3.7
8 Stan Spence
1940 - 1949
CF
22.3
WW2
 
25.6
-4.9
0.0
-1.6
9 Pete Reiser
1940 - 1952
CF
21.7
WW2
 
20.7
-0.3
0.0
-1.4
10 Barney McCosky
1939 - 1953
CF
20.7
WW2
 
19.7
-2.0
0.0
-3.0
11 Terry Moore
1935 - 1948
CF
19.0
WW2
 
16.0
1.7
0.1
-1.3
12 Sam Chapman
1938 - 1951
CF
17.4
WW2
 
17.8
-2.5
0.0
-2.1
13 Johnny Cooney
1921 - 1944
CF
17.3
 
7.5
-1.5
9.1
-2.3
14 Vince DiMaggio
1937 - 1946
CF
17.1
 
15.5
0.6
0.0
-1.1
15 Johnny Lindell
1941 - 1954
CF
15.6
WW2
 
12.4
-0.3
1.2
-2.3
16 Wally Judnich
1940 - 1949
CF
15.1
WW2
 
16.1
-2.3
0.0
-1.3
17 Mike Kreevich
1931 - 1945
CF
14.8
WW2
 
10.7
2.9
0.0
-1.3
18 Hank Leiber
1933 - 1942
CF
14.5
 
17.6
-4.2
-0.3
-1.5
19 Bobby Estalella
1935 - 1949
CF
14.1
 
15.2
-2.5
0.0
-1.5
20 Hoot Evers
1941 - 1956
CF
13.0
WW2
 
11.2
-1.6
0.0
-3.4
21 Harry Walker
1940 - 1955
CF
11.0
WW2
 
11.4
-1.6
0.0
-1.2
22 Goody Rosen
1937 - 1946
CF
10.6
 
9.2
0.4
0.0
-1.0
23 Hersh Martin
1937 - 1945
CF
9.0
 
10.1
-2.6
0.0
-1.6
24 Doc Cramer
1929 - 1948
CF
8.7
 
12.6
-6.2
0.1
-2.2
25 Buster Adams
1939 - 1947
CF
8.3
 
9.3
-1.6
0.0
-0.7
26 Milt Byrnes
1943 - 1945
CF
7.0
 
6.2
-0.5
0.0
-1.3
27 Thurman Tucker
1942 - 1951
CF
6.9
WW2
 
4.6
1.7
0.0
-0.6
28 Roy Weatherly
1936 - 1950
CF
6.4
WW2
 
6.1
-0.8
0.0
-1.1
29 Oris Hockett
1938 - 1945
CF
4.9
 
5.2
-1.9
0.0
-1.6
30 Catfish Metkovich
1943 - 1954
CF
4.7
 
5.6
-3.6
0.0
-2.7
31 Larry Rosenthal
1936 - 1945
CF
4.2
 
3.8
-0.8
0.0
-1.2
32 Carden Gillenwater
1940 - 1948
CF
4.1
 
3.0
0.8
0.0
-0.3
33 Estel Crabtree
1929 - 1944
CF
4.0
 
4.2
-1.3
0.0
-1.1
34 Harry Craft
1937 - 1942
CF
3.8
WW2
 
1.8
1.4
0.0
-0.6
35 Jim Gleeson
1936 - 1942
CF
3.5
WW2
 
4.0
-1.7
0.0
-1.2
36 Leon Culberson
1943 - 1948
CF
2.6
 
3.5
-1.5
0.0
-0.7
37 Hub Walker
1931 - 1945
CF
2.0
WW2
 
2.3
-0.8
0.0
-0.6
38 Jo-Jo White
1932 - 1944
CF
2.0
 
3.5
-2.7
0.0
-1.2
39 Dain Clay
1943 - 1946
CF
1.9
 
0.7
0.8
0.0
-0.3
40 Felix Mackiewicz
1941 - 1947
CF
1.5
 
1.8
-0.5
0.0
-0.2
41 Frenchy Bordagaray
1934 - 1945
CF
0.7
 
4.7
-5.5
0.0
-1.5
42 George Binks
1944 - 1948
CF
0.6
 
0.2
-0.9
0.0
-1.2
43 Al Gionfriddo
1944 - 1947
CF
0.4
WW2
 
1.9
-1.8
0.0
-0.3
44 Ed Freed
1942 - 1942
CF
0.2
WW2
 
0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
45 Tommy Tatum
1941 - 1947
CF
0.1
WW2
 
-0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.1
46 Frank Doljack
1930 - 1943
CF
-0.1
 
0.4
-1.0
0.0
-0.5
47 Hal Epps
1938 - 1944
CF
-0.1
WW2
 
0.4
-0.6
0.0
-0.1
48 Red Durrett
1944 - 1945
CF
-0.2
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.0
49 Andy Gilbert
1942 - 1946
CF
-0.3
WW2
 
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
50 Jim Mallory
1940 - 1945
CF
-0.4
WW2
 
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
 
  Buster Adams
1939 - 1947
CF
8.3
 
9.3
-1.6
0.0
-0.7
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