Adam Shorsher

Born and raised in San Jose, California and attended Leland High School.  He was a two-year varsity letter earner and two-time first team all Mount Hamilton League winner (1997 & 1998).  Two-time San Jose Mercury News 2nd team winner (1997 & 1998).

Shorsher received an athletic scholarship to attend and play baseball at San Jose State University in 1999.  Became the starting catcher in 2000 where he and the Spartans became the most decorated team in school history reaching the College World Series for the first time.  Played 1999-2002 and earned 3 varsity letters at San Jose State.  Is among the school leaders in games caught, home runs, runs batted in, doubles, and hit by pitches.  Shorsher is considered

one of the best catchers to play for San Jose State in the programs over 100-year history.

He is a San Jose Sports Hall of Famer, inducted with the 2000 San Jose State team in 2021.

Shorsher was drafted in the 2002 MLB Amateur Player Draft in the 6th round (175th pick overall) by the San Diego Padres.  He played two seasons with the organization.

Shorsher went on to play 9 seasons of minor league baseball spanning seven leagues both affiliated and independent.  He was a 4-time minor league all-star catcher (2004 Northeast League, 2005 & 2007 Northern League, 2008 Atlantic League).

Shorsher retired from professional baseball in 2011 and returned home to San Jose to graduate from San Jose State University.  He became the undergraduate assistant coach for his alma mater in 2012.  He spent two seasons coaching the Spartans, earning his degree in Sociology with a Concentration in Criminology.

In 2014, Shorsher was named manager of the Medicine Hat Mavericks in Alberta, Canada of the colligate Western Men’s Baseball League.  He was the manager there for two summers, and helped the Mavericks win the title in 2014.

Shorsher is married and has three daughters, currently resides in Los Gatos, CA.

Career Highlights

  • Member of the 2000 San Jose State University College World Series Team
  • San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Inductee 2021
  • Two time all WAC selection 2000 & 2002
  • Johnny Bench Award semi-finalist 2002
  • Baseball America Mid-Season All American 2002
  • Drafted in the 6th round by the San Diego Padres 2002 MLB Amateur Draft
  • Four-time minor league all-star catcher
  • Managerial debut in 2014 where he led the Medicine Hat Mavericks to the WMBL title
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