Adrian Joss

© Photographed July 21, 2015
Erected 2007 by David J. & Lynne M. Stalker, Archie
Monuments, and Rex Hamann American Association Almanac
Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin

This memorial is
dedicated to the life of
Born in Woodland, WI, April 12, 1880. Addie played baseball for Watertown and Watertown's Sacred Heart Team in 1899. Along with his future major league catcher Red Kleinow, they played before large crowds here at Washington Park. On April 26, 1902 Addie pitched a one hitter for Cleveland in his major league debut, the team he played for through 1910. As a pitcher, he won twenty or more games for four straight years, and had a lifetime 1.89 ERA. Addie is credited for pitching two no-hitters, including a perfect game on Oct. 2, 1908. Considered one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history he was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978, and into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1951.
The marker is located adjacent to the Fred Merkle Baseball Field in Washington Park; it is accessible from northbound South 12th Street / County Highway X, north of its intersection with Sunset Avenue, Watertown, Wisconsin 53094.

See also, Marker 227: Adrian "Addie" Joss, a related marker in Dodge County.

These markers are also at this location:

 (1902) Addie Joss during his rookie season
with the Cleveland Bronchos (soon to be the Naps)
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 The marker is on the right.

 The marker is located at Fred Merkle Field at Washington Park,
in Watertown, Wisconsin.

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