“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Juneau in Dodge County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Adrian "Addie" Joss

Adrian "Addie" Joss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 27, 2009
1. Adrian "Addie" Joss Marker
Inscription.  Tall and lanky, Wisconsin native Adrian "Addie" Joss became one of baseball's greatest pitchers, praised for his terrific speed and accurate control. Born in nearby Woodland on April 12, 1880, his family moved here to Juneau in 1886, where he played second base for the high school team. He attended Watertown's Sacred Heart Academy and played baseball in the Wisconsin State League before joining the Cleveland "Naps" of the American League in 1902. Famous for his "hip pocket" delivery, Joss pitched a perfect game against the White Sox in 1908 and a no-hitter in 1910. He had a career record of 160 wins and 97 losses, winning 20 or more games in four successive seasons with a total of 45 shutouts. His career was cut short when he died suddenly of meningitis in 1911 after his ninth season. The day after his funeral, a Cleveland newspaper wrote: "Addie Joss still lives! His body may be molding into dust...but his spirit remains a potent, living thing in the sphere where his name won an honorable place." He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1978.
Erected 1986 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker
Adrian "Addie" Joss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 27, 2009
2. Adrian "Addie" Joss Marker
Number 277.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
Location. 43° 24.169′ N, 88° 42.124′ W. Marker is in Juneau, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker is on Lincoln Drive west of South Mill Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is in front of the Juneau Community Center at Addie Joss Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Lincoln Drive, Juneau WI 53039, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dodge County Memorial Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Adrian Joss '98 (approx. 7.3 miles away); Emerson P. Hawley '91 (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lowell Women Firefighters (approx. 7.4 miles away); Wayland Hall (approx. 7.4 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 7.9 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 8˝ miles away); Berthold "Pete" Husting (approx. 10.3 miles away).
Also see . . .  Addie Joss. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 4, 2009.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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