Dewey Adkins

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Dewey Adkins
Pitcher
Born: May 11, 1918
Norcatur, Kansas
Died: December 26, 1998(1998-12-26) (aged 80)
Santa Monica, California
Batted: RightThrew: Right 
MLB debut
September 19, 1942 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1949 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Win-loss record    2-4
Earned run average    5.64
Strikeouts    47
Teams
 
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Dewey Adkins
Pitcher
Born: May 11, 1918
Norcatur, Kansas
Died: December 26, 1998(1998-12-26) (aged 80)
Santa Monica, California
Batted: RightThrew: Right 
MLB debut
September 19, 1942 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1949 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Win-loss record    2-4
Earned run average    5.64
Strikeouts    47
Teams

John Dewey Adkins (May 11, 1918 – December 26, 1998) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Washington Senators and Chicago Cubs in the 1940s. Born in Norcatur, Kansas, he made his major league debut on September 19, 1942 as a late-season call-up for the Senators, starting the only game he appeared in that season. He allowed 8 runs (7 earned) in 6 innings but did not figure in the decision. Adkins made a few more appearances for Washington the next season, all in relief, compiling a 2.61 ERA in seven games.

After eventually finding himself playing for Atlanta in the independent minor league Southern Association, Dewey did not make another appearance at the big league level until the age of 31. Reemerging with the Chicago Cubs in 1949, Adkins saw his most extensive major league action. He pitched in thirty games as both a starter and a reliever, completing one of his five starts and finishing fourteen of the 25 games in which he appeared as a reliever. Adkins also hit his only major league home run as a member of the 1949 Cubs. His 1949 record of 2–4 and ERA of 5.68 failed to get to get him a job the next season, and he never again appeared at the major league level.

Adkins died on December 26, 1998 in Santa Monica, California.

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