1880 – Adrian "Addie" Joss Born

On this date Adrian Joss was born near Woodland, Wisconsin. He became a great professional baseball pitcher. He joined the Cleveland "Naps" in 1902. Famous for his "hip pocket" delivery, he pitched a perfect game against the Chicago White Sox in 1908 and a no-hitter in 1910. His career record was 160 wins and 97 losses, winning 20 or more games in four successive seasons with a total of 45 shutouts. Joss died of meningitis in 1911 and was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1978. [Source: , edited by Sarah Davis McBride]