Addie Joss

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Birthdate 4/12/1880
Death Date 4/14/1911
Debut Year 1902
Year of Induction 1978
Teams Indians
Position Pitcher

Addie Joss’s career 1.89 ERA ranks second all time. Of his 160 career wins, 45 were shutouts. Addie Joss died in 1911 at the age of 31.

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Addie Joss is one of three post-1900 MLB debut HoF players whose autograph is not in the collection

Addie Joss is one of three post-1900 MLB debut HoF players whose autograph is not in the collection

Addie Joss was on his way to one of the greatest careers in Major League history. Through his first nine years in the big leagues, Joss was 160-97 with a 1.89 earned run average. His corkscrew delivery kept the ball hidden and deceived batters. Hall of Fame shortstop Bobby Wallace was particularly i
A team of All Stars played an exhibition game to benefit Addie Joss' family after his death in 1911

A team of All Stars played an exhibition game to benefit Addie Joss' family after his death in 1911

Addie Joss died of tuberculosis just two days after his 31st birthday. He was so beloved that players from all over the game got together to raise money for his family. The benefit game in many ways was one of baseball’s earliest All Star Games. Held on July 24, 1911, the contest featured nine future Cooperstown men. The picture above

3 responses to “Addie Joss”

  1. tedpowers432 says:

    I have a autograph baseball of Addie Joss 1908 just want to no if ssomeone can verify the autograph.

  2. Ed Altizer says:

    The info says his team was the “Indians”. When Joss played, they were the Cleveland Naps. My Grandfather played with Joss for the Naps in 1908.

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