Cooperstown Chronicles – Addie Joss

Jul 6, 2008


Photo courtesy of TSN Archives/Icon SMI

I decided to profile Hall of Famer Addie Joss, who was enshrined by the Veteran’s Committee in 1978.


Photo courtesy of Icon SMI 

The Numbers
Played 1902-1910 (9 Seasons)
286 Games
260 Starts
160 Wins – 97 Losses
.623 Winning Percentage (58th All-time)
1.89 ERA [2.68 League Average] (2nd All-time)
142 Adjusted ERA (10th All-time)
0.968 WHIP (1st All-time)
920 Strikeouts
234 Complete Games
45 Shutouts
5 Saves
2 No-hitters
1 Perfect Game

Four 20 Win Seasons
Five sub-2.00 ERA Seasons (1.16 in 1908)

Awards


Top Ten Finishes

Wins – 6 Times (Led league in 1907)
ERA – 8 Times (Led league in 1904 & 1908)
WHIP – 8 Times Led league in 1903 & 1908)
Winning % – 5 Times
Strikeouts – Twice
Games – Twice
Starts – Twice
Complete Games – 6 Times
Shutouts – 7 Times (Led league in 1902)
Saves – 3 Times
Adjusted ERA – 8 Times (Led league in 1908) 
Perfect Game

Hall of Fame Yardsticks:

Black Ink: Pitching – 19 (101) (Average HOFer ≈ 40)
Gray Ink: Pitching – 143 (102) (Average HOFer ≈ 185)
HOF Standards: Pitching – 47.0 (42) (Average HOFer ≈ 50)
HOF Monitor: Pitching – 89.0 (124) (Likely HOFer > 100)

Addie didn’t pitch long, but he sure was dominant.  He has the best WHIP, second best ERA, and 10th best Adjusted ERA (compared to the league average) of all-time.  He strung together four consecutive twenty-win seasons.  His career was cut short by arm troubles in 1910 and his death of tubercular meningitis in 1911.  He didn’t meet the ten-year minimum to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, but the VC overlooked that for Addie.  I say they did the right thing.

 References
Baseball-reference.com
BR Bullpen


Past Chronicles
Roberto Alomar
Richie Ashburn*
Harold Baines

Albert Belle
Pete Browning
Jim Bunning *
Bert Byleven
Joe Carter
Orlando Cepeda*
Rocky Colavito
Dave Concepcion
David Cone
Larry Corcoran
Mike Cuellar
George Davis*
Andre Dawson
Larry Doby*
Bobby Doerr
Jimmie Dykes (Player/Manager)
Dwight Evans
Rick Ferrell*
Chuck Finley
Steve Finley
Nellie Fox*
John Franco

Gary Gaetti
Steve Garvey
Luis Gonzalez
Dwight Gooden
Mark Grace
Bobby Grich
Charlie Grimm (Player/Manager)
Ron Guidry
Keith Hernandez
Orel Hershiser
Whitey Herzog (Manager)
Gil Hodges
Ralph Houk (Manager)
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Travis Jackson
Tommy John
Jim Kaat
George Kell*
Tom Kelly (Manager)
Chuck Klein*
Jerry Koosman
Barry Larkin
Tony Lazzeri*
Mickey Lolich
Ernie Lombardi*
Fred Lynn
Sherry Magee

Roger Maris
Billy Martin (Player/Manager)
Dennis Martinez
Edgar Martinez
Bobby Matthews
Don Mattingly
Gene Mauch (Manager)
Bill Mazeroski*
Fred McGriff

Mark McGwire
Bid McPhee
Johnny Mize
Paul Molitor*
Jack Morris
Tony Mullane
Dale Murphy
Graig Nettles
Hal Newhouser*
Lefty O’Doul
Tony Oliva
Al Oliver

Buck O’Neill & Minnie Minoso
Dave Parker
Wes Parker
Lance Parrish
Boog Powell
Tim Raines
Willie Randolph
Pee Wee Reese
Jim Rice
Phil Rizzuto*
Brooks Robinson*
Pete Ro$e
Jimmy Ryan
Ron Santo
Curt Schilling
Red Schoendienst* (Player/Manager)
Ted Simmons
Enos Slaughter
Lee Smith
Rusty Staub
Dave Stieb
Harry Stovey
Alan Trammell
George Van Haltren
Arky Vaughan*
Mo Vaughn
Bobby Veach
Frank Viola
Lou Whitaker
Bernie Williams
Vic Willis*
Maury Wills 
Hack Wilson*

 
* Signifies actual Hall of Famer



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