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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Good afternoon everyone,
    Pictured here is one 1909-1911 T206 baseball card of Addie Joss who was also known as The human Hairpin. He stood at 6' 3" weighing in at 185 pounds. In his short life and 9 seasons of professional baseball he is credited for pitching the fourth perfect game in October 1908 with only 74 pitches.
    Adrian Joss was born April 12 1880 and died April 14 1911 at the age of 31 from tuberculosis meningitis.
    His 1.89 career earned run average (ERA) is the second-lowest in MLB history, behind Ed Walsh. Of his 160 major league wins, 45 were shutouts.
    He finished with a 160–97 record, 234 complete games, and 920 strikeouts.
    Joss never experienced a losing season in the nine years he pitched in the major leagues.
    Though time couldn’t tell the full effect Addie Joss might have had on the game of baseball, he left a legacy large enough to remember.

    Joss was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978. He is the only player in the Hall of Fame whose regular season playing career lasted fewer than ten year

    The first "all-star" game was played as a benefit for Joss's family on July 24, 1911. The Naps invited players from the other seven American League teams to play against them. Visiting club players who were involved in the game included Home Run Baker, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Sam Crawford, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, Gabby Street, and Smokey Joe Wood. "I'll do anything they want for Addie Joss' family", Johnson said. Washington Senators manager Jimmy McAleer volunteered to manage the all-stars. "The memory of Addie Joss is sacred to everyone with whom he ever came in contact. The man never wore a uniform who was a greater credit to the sport than he", McAleer said. The game was attended by approximately 15,270 fans and raised nearly $13,000 ($334,146) to help Joss' family members pay remaining medical bills.
    ( Wikepidia )
    I have since had this card graded more so out of curiosity to determine that it is in fact original and not a copy. Something to pass onto my son/ grandson.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Interesting read and a great card !!
    2. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Thank you for your very nice comment Manikin much appreciated
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Learn something new today.....I'd never heard of this guy
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Oh wow, another awesome tobacco card!! Great write up as well!
    5. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      He's not a household name we hear about today Kerry this is for sure:) I'm guessing at one time though his name would have been spoken around the dinner table. Thanks for stopping I always enjoy your comments.
    6. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Hi Scott, Players like Addie Joss are what helped shape such a colorful history for Americas favorite past time.
    7. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      Wow!!! what an amazing player and human being from all accounts:) Had he lived a full life he could of broken many more records and the fact that the first All Star game played was to benefit his family speaks volumes.
    8. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Hi Trey,
      We can only guess just how great Addie Joss could have been if his life wasn't cut short. His ERA of 1.89 has stood out for over 100 years. When he was on the mound he would turn his back to the batter to hide the ball then spin around and let it go catching many a batter flatfooted. A man ahead of his time!!
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      This is the first time I've heard of him Roddy. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story which allows us to appreciate what great numbers he put up. His delivery sounds a little bit like Luis Tiant back in the day.
    10. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Addie Joss set a mark that many pitchers dreamed of passing in their careers only to fall short of. He was special for sure Rick!!
      It was an interesting read about Luis Tiant, I was not familiar with his name. He was resourceful for sure ( turning his back to the batter ) altering his delivery to compensate for his shoulder blade injury. A fine piece of pitching history. Thanks for sharing this and for dropping by and commenting:)
    11. Gnat Gnat, 2 years ago
      Great card and great post!
    12. roddyq roddyq, 2 years ago
      yougottahavestuff, Gnat, Rick55, Chevelleman69, betweenthelens, bobby725, Trey, Nicefice, fortapache, Casperkid, lisa, PhilDMorris, oficialfuel, rniederman, vintagelamp, jscott0363, vetraio50, Roycroftbooksfromme1, Manikin, and kerry10456 Thank you all for sharing the love.
      I feel good to know that this really is an original T-206 Tobacco Baseball card

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