Joseph Edward "Wagon Tongue" Adams (October 28, 1877–October 8, 1952) was a Major League Baseball player.
A 6'0" pitcher from Cowden, Illinois, Adams appeared in one game for the St. Louis Cardinals on April 26, 1902, at the age of 24. He pitched four innings and allowed nine hits. He also walked two players, hit another, and gave up six runs (four earned), resulting in a bonified career ERA of 9.00. Adams also had two at-bats, but did not reach base either time. Adams died in Montgomery City, Missouri at the age of 74 and is currently buried at Myers Cemetery in Herrick, Illinois.