The years were 2003 and 2004 when Adam Rosales was pursuing his dream of playing Major league Baseball with a summer stopover in Quincy playing for the Quincy Gems. Rosales, who went to Maine South High School and Western Michigan University and is a native of Park Ridge, Illinois, reached the pinnacle when he was drafted in 2005 by the Cincinnati Reds in the 12th round.

Adam, now a 9 year veteran of the Major Leagues, would be considered as journeyman having played for 4 teams during his career.  He currently is playing in his second stint with the Oakland A's and has also played for the Cincinnati Reds, the Texas Rangers and the San Diego Padres.

Rosales, not known for hitting home runs, is known for sprinting around the bases when he does hit one.