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Richard Leroy Adams (born April 8, 1920) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Philadelphia Athletics during the 1947 season. Born in Tuolumne County, California, he batted right-handed and threw left-handed.Coming from a baseball family, Adams is the older brother of second baseman Bobby Adams and uncle of outfielder Mike Adams. He started his professional career in 1939, spending three seasons in the minor leagues seasons before enlisting in the US Air Force in 1941. Discharged out of the service at the end of 1945, he played and managed the Santa Ana, California Army Air Base team, in which played Joe DiMaggio.