The often dour Adair brought a light bat, steady hands, and a tough attitude to the
game. Hit in the mouth by a wild throw during the first game of a doubleheader in
1964, he took 11 stitches and returned to play the entire second game. He holds the
ML record (with Bobby Grich
and Joe Morgan) for fewest errors in a season by a second
baseman (five, in 1964). He also set ML records with 89 consecutive games and 458
chances without an error from July 22, 1964 to May 6, 1965 with the Orioles.
hitting .300 for Hankyu in Japan in 1971, he returned to the States and was a coach
for the A's and the Angels.