National Softball Hall of Fame Member
Rose Marie (Rosie) Adams
Year Inducted: 1987
Hometown: Escondido, CA
Category: Women's Fast Pitch
BioAt 14 the youngest person to play in an ASA Women’s Major Fast Pitch National Championship, Rosie Adams played seven years for the Orange CA Lionettes and four years for the Raybestos Brakettes of Stratford, CT.
The back-up infielder in 1965-1966, Rosie made the Lionettes’ starting lineup in 1967 and continued through the 1970 season. In 1971, she joined the Brakettes and earned first-team All-America honors 1971-1973.
With the Lionettes, Rosie was named a second-team All-American in 1969 as the Lionettes won the title and qualified to represent the USA in the ISF World Championship in Osaka, Japan. She also competed in the 1974 ISF World Championship.Rosie re-joined the Brakettes in 1971 and was a member of four consecutive national championship teams. In four years with the Brakettes, Adams had a .279 batting average in national championship play and batted .187 in 11 national championships (29-for-155). Although all of her defensive stats aren’t available, she had a .959 fielding percentage in six years with the Lionettes, making 802 putouts and recording 520 assists with only 56 errors. She had a .209 batting average with 340 hits in 1,624 at-bats with 133 RBIs. She was born August 22, 1951.
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