John Abadie initially played as first baseman with the semi-professional Easton team of Pennsylvania where he helped the team beat the Philadelphia Athletics, the Philadelphia Whites as well as the Brooklyn Atlantics.
After the National Association’s expansion in 1875, Abadie was drafted by the Philadelphia Centennials and later played for the Brooklyn Atlantics. In total he played 12 games during the 1875 season, averaging .224 with 5 RBI and 4 runs.
After the National Association failed to sustain the league post the1875 season, Abadie was back playing semi-pro ball and never again showed in the MLB again.
Abadie died in Pemberton, New Jersey at the age of 50.