Harold Adams

Harold Adamsí distinguished baseball career started in the youth baseball programs at Ft. lewis and in Lakewood where he played little league baseball for coach Holly Gee. In 1969 and 1970 he played under coach Ed Hardenbrook at Mann Junior High and then again at Lakes High School from 1971-73. He also played for the Lakewood Rotary Connic Mack Pacific Northwest champions in 1973 under coach Merle Hagbo.

A first-team SPSL performer, Adams was chosen MVP of the County-City All-Star game as well as MVP of the high school All-State All-Star game in Seattle following graduation from Lakes in 1973.

Whilte playing under coaches Jim Harryman and Ray Washburn at Bellevue Community College, Adams was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 11th round of the winter draft. He set the school record for the highest batting average of .414 and the most hits in a season, 48, during the 1974 season.

In 1975, Adams enjoyed more success, being named MVP of the NWAACC state championship game and setting another school record for most ribs and home runs hit. During the 1976-77 season Harold was in the starting outfield for Gonzaga University when they qualified for the NCAA district championships and in 1978 he played for the Grays Harbor Loggers of the Single A Northwest League.

From 1978 to 1985 Harold played for several area semi pro baseball teams which included the Lakwood Royals under Coach Holly Gee, the Burien Adairs under coach Ron Hopkins, and the Centrailia Motors under coachBobby Waits. Adams currently is a volunteer baseball coach for the  Seattle Baseball Academy in Auburn, WA when not working as the Executive Human Resource Director at Boeing Renton 737  Program.