October 4, 1972 |
|MLB: August 7, 1997, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|NPB: April 15, 2005, for the Yakult Swallows|
|MLB: October 3, 2004, for the Anaheim Angels|
|NPB: July, 2008, for the Yakult Swallows|
|Runs batted in||10|
|Runs batted in||168|
Adam David Riggs (born October 4, 1972 in Steubenville, Ohio) is a former professional baseball first baseman. He played parts of four years in Major League Baseball, but is better known for the four seasons he spent with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League.
A native of Byram Township, New Jersey, he attended Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope, New Jersey, and is an alumnus of the County College of Morris and the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Riggs gained notoriety after a 2003 game with the Anaheim Angels in which he wore a uniform which featured the team name misspelled as "Angees", which appeared in Sports Illustrated, and was also nominated for a This Year in Baseball Award for Most Bizarre Moment in 2003.
On December 13, 2007, Riggs was included in the Mitchell Report, in which it was alleged that he used steroids during his career. In the report, Kirk Radomski states that Riggs bought human growth hormone, clenbuterol, and Winstrol from him between July 10, 2003 to November 30, 2005. Photocopies of five checks from Riggs to Radomski are included in the report to substantiate Radomski's accusations. Radomski claims Riggs was referred to him by Paul Lo Duca. Riggs declined to meet with the Mitchell investigators but provided a letter from his lawyer stating that he "never tested positive for improper substances".
From 2005 to 2008, Riggs played in Japan where they conform with Olympic testing standards and never tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs while with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
- Havsy, Jane. "Soaring with the Angels", Daily Record, August 29, 2003. Accessed November 4, 2007. "I said, cool, recalled Riggs, a graduate of Lenape Valley High School and County College of Morris."
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