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Adam Stern

Adam Stern

MLB (retired)
OF
Full Name Adam James Stern
Date of Birth 02/12/1980
Age39
BirthplaceLondon, Ontario
Religion Jewish
Height 5'11
Weight 190
Bats/Throws L/R
College Univ. of Nebraska
Drafted Braves
(06/01/2001)
Draft Round3
Overall Pick105
MLB Debut 07/07/2005
Final MLB Game: 05/31/2010

Career highlights

  • Played on Canada’s 2004 Olympic baseball team
  • Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 3rd round of the 2001 draft (105th overall)
  • Homered in his sixth MLB at-bat (July 22, 2005)
  • Has made zero errors in his 33 career MLB games

2009 highlights

  • Hit a combined .285 in 488 at-bats for the Milwaukee Brewers’ AA (Huntsville Stars) and AAA (Nashville Sounds) teams
  • Led the Huntsville Stars with 28 stolen bases
  • Did not play in MLB in 2008 or 2009

On being Jewish

  • On Aug. 8, 2005, Stern and two other Jews then with the Boston Red Sox – Gabe Kapler and Kevin Youkilis – all took the field during the ninth inning. It was the most Jewish players on the field at once since the New York Giants put four in the lineup once in 1941. (Jewish Tribune of Canada; Sept. 29, 2005)
  • “With regard to his Jewish identity, (Stern) volunteers the information that only his father is actually Jewish. Still, when asked if he identifies as a member of the ‘tribe,’ he points out that ‘one of my parents is Jewish so it’s part of who I am.’ He also emphasizes that everyone sees him as a Jew, and he has a ‘Jewish name. It’s what people see, that’s important.’ At the same time… he would like youngsters to ‘look up to me as a baseball player out of Canada.’ (Jewish Tribune of Canada; Sept. 29, 2005)
  • “Sun: Are you really only the second Jewish Canadian player in major league history? Stern: It’s my dad’s half that’s Jewish , but in that religion, they only see you as full Jewish if it’s your mother. My name’s a dead giveaway. But if you go by that, I haven’t kept up the track record. Everybody assumes it, though.” (Baltimore Sun; Feb. 21, 2007)

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