Adrian Joss '98

Adrian Joss '98 (HM1916)

Location: Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Dodge County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 27.276', W 88° 49.656'

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This memorial is dedicated to the life of Adrian Joss '98

Born in Woodland, WI April 12, 1880. "Addie" was a fine pitcher, and an admirer of Emerson "Pink" Hawley (Class of 1891), when he enrolled in Wayland Academy in 1897. Joss was coached by English instructor and ardent baseball fan Edwin P. Brown (Class of 1890), and pitched the team to a "brilliant season" in 1898. Addie played his entire major league career in Cleveland (AL), making his debut on April 26, 1902. Joss died of tubercular meningitis on April 14, 1911. He was so admired by his peers that they played the first "All-Star" game that July, to benefit Joss's widow and children. His career featured: four consecutive seasons with at least 20 wins, 2 no-hitters, and a 1.89 career ERA. Addie Joss was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1951, and into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978.
HM NumberHM1916
Year Placed2011
Placed ByWayland Academy, David J. Stalker & Archie Monuments
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 6:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 352136 N 4812921
Decimal Degrees43.45460000, -88.82760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 27.276', W 88° 49.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 27' 16.56" N, 88° 49' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 S University Ave, Beaver Dam WI 53916, US
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