From the Connecticut Smoky Joe Wood Chapter at SmokyJoeWood.com on August 8, 2014:
Marjorie Adams, member of the Joe Wood Chapter, was delighted on July 31 when she learned that her Great Grandfather, Doc Adams, had been named the Overlooked 19th Century Base Ball Legend by SABR’s 19th Century Research Committee. Marjorie’s goal is to see Doc Adams recognized in Cooperstown with a plaque in consideration of his significant contributions to the game. She is motivated by love for her Father, her Grandfather, and for Doc Adams.
Marjorie kindly answered some questions for the SJW blog.
Q: YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF NEW LONDON COUNTY. TELL US ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND, WHERE YOU GREW UP, WENT TO SCHOOL, FAMILY.
I was born and raised on Manhattan Island. That’s where I grew up. Doc lived in New York, too, of course. My Mom’s family has been on Manhattan Island since the Dutch. I have one sister, Nancy. I have no children. Nancy has 4 children and 8 Grandchildren. I am not an athlete. I’m a book person, a history geek. Nancy played baseball and softball and tennis.
5 years after I was born we built a summer home in Wilton. They put in a gravel driveway. I remember my mother telling Nancy to stop using the gravel to practice her throwing.
I did not attend a major league game as a child. I have not attended one even to this day. But I would love to see Jeter play.
I’ve never been to a big league game but I have for the last 2 years gotten out regularly to the New England Collegiate Baseball League, which has teams in Mystic, Danbury, Newport and other towns. The quality of the games is good. I’ve had a blast and met many nice people there. I believe I’ve seen a few players who might have professional talent.
Let me just explain my motive for pursuing HOF recognition for Doc. It’s for my Father, my Grandfather and my Great Grandfather. This is also a history project. Baseball is the National Pastime. It’s important that the historical record is accurate. It’s also for my nieces and nephews.
Read the full article here: http://smokyjoewood.com/2014/08/08/a-family-quest-for-the-hall-of-fame/?utm_content=7121309
Originally published: August 11, 2014. Last Updated: August 11, 2014.