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Javelinas retire Mike Adams' jersey

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KINGSVILLE (Kiii Sports) - Mike Adams is revered all across the Coastal Bend: first as a Sinton Pirate, then as a Javelina and now as a Texas Ranger.

Friday it was the Javelinas' turn to honor Adams as Texas A&M-Kingsville retired his #31 jersey. Adams pitched for the Javs and also played basketball from 1999 to 2001.

Adams had arguably the best year of his career this season, helping the Rangers reach their second straight World Series after being acquired from San Diego at the trade deadline. Adams was the winning pitcher in Game 2 of the series, an achievement he called the "best of his professional career." The Rangers would go on to lose the series in seven games to the Cardinals after having St. Louis down to its final strike twice in Game 6, but Adams says Texas has what it takes to get back to the Fall Classic for a third straight season.

"You know I kind of went into a depression there for a couple of weeks, but I think I'm over it now and I think the other guys are over it," Adams said. "We know we basically have the same team we did last year with the exception of a couple of guys, and we know we're good enough to hopefully get back there for a third time and hopefully the third time's the charm."

Rangers broadcaster and former general manager was also on hand and had nothing but praise for the Rangers' reliever.

"(The Rangers) felt like they really needed one more late inning bullpen guy, and Mike delivered for the two and a half months that he was there. He was terrific pitching in the 8th inning, and I think everybody with the Rangers feels that under the right circumstances he could be a closer."

Adams and the rest of the Texas pitching staff will report to Rangers' Spring Training in Surprise, FL on February 22nd.

To see the full interview with Adams, you can go on to our BLITZ facebook and check it out HERE!

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