Beaver Dam in Dodge County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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.
Erected 2011 by Wayland Academy, David J. Stalker & Archie Monuments.
Location. 43° 27.276′ N, 88° 49.656′ W. Marker is in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker can be reached from South University Avenue 0.1 miles south of Park Avenue (Wisconsin Highway 33), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emerson P. Hawley '91 (a few steps from this marker); Wayland Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dodge County Memorial Park (approx. 5.2 miles away); Adrian "Addie" Joss (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lowell Women Firefighters (approx. 7.9 miles away); Bernard R. "Bunny" Berigan (approx. 8.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaver Dam.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers in the Deadball monument series, including another marker for Adrian Joss.
Also see . . . A report on the dedication of the marker. (Submitted on June 24, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.