Addie Joss

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Birthday
12, 1880
Birthplace
Woodland, WI
Death Date
Apr 14, 1911 (31)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1880
Birthplace
Woodland, WI
Death Date
Apr 14, 1911 (31)

About

'The Human Hairpin' who was a Hall of Fame pitcher, one of the most dominant in his era.

Before Fame

He joined the major leagues with the Cleveland Bronchos in 1902, showing his superior pitching as early as his second game, when he recorded a one-hitter.

Trivia

He won more than 20 games in four of his nine seasons with the Cleveland Indians, and a full quarter of his 160 career victories came by shutout, including two no-hitters.

Family Life

He was born in Woodland, Dodge County, Wisconsin, his father a Swiss immigrant who became a cheesemaker and farmer.

Associated With

His second career no-hitter came in a perfect-game victory over another future Hall of Famer, Ed Walsh.