To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to section navigation or Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Official Info

Skip to main content
  •  
Below is an advertisement.

10/28/2011 5:58 PM ET
Former Angel Ricky Adams passes away at age 52
tickets for any Major League Baseball game
ADVERTISEMENT
print this pageprint this page    |    e-mail this pagee-mail this page

ANAHEIM, CA - Ricky Adams, a member of the Angels' 1982 Western Division Championship club, passed away earlier today in Rancho Cucamonga, CA following a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 52 years old.

A native of Upland, California, Adams was the first-round draft pick of the Houston Astros in 1977. He would go on to sign with the Angels on May 2, 1980 and make his Major League debut two years later on September 15, 1982. Adams played 66 games as a utility infielder during the 1982 and 1983 campaigns. He spent two seasons with San Francisco before returning to the Angels farm system for his final professional season in 1987.

"The Angels organization and their alumni are deeply saddened to hear of Ricky's passing," said Tim Mead, Angels Vice-President of Communications "There is always a special bond with any member of the Angels family. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Tammy and other members of Rick's family, and want them to know that he will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of the Angels and their fans."

Adams is survived by his wife, Tammy and their four children, Ashley, Joshua, Adam and Garrett. Friends of the Adam's Family established the Ricky Lee Adams Foundation to assist Ricky in continuing his mission of having a positive impact on today's youth by helping them develop confidence playing the game of baseball. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.rickyleeadamsfoundation.bbnow.org

print this pageprint this page    |    e-mail this pagee-mail this page