Monday, November 15, 2010
#76 Joe Adcock
Joseph Wilbur Adcock
First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 210 lb.
Born: October 30, 1927 in Coushatta, LA
MLB Debut: April 23, 1950 Cincinatti Reds
Final Game: October 1, 1966 California Angels
Died: May 3, 1999 in Coushatta, LA
Years with the Angels: 1964-1966
December 2, 1963: The Cleveland Indians sent a player to be named later and Barry Latman to the Los Angeles Angels for Leon Wagner.
December 6, 1963: the Cleveland Indians sent Joe Adcock to the Los Angeles Angels to complete an earlier deal made on December 2, 1963.
October 18, 1966: Released by the California Angels.
Started the game at first base in the bottom of the first and first chance was a groundout by Don Blasingame, catcher to first. Singled to left in his first at bat as an Angel off of Claude Osteen. Ended his Angels debut going 3-4 with a run scored and an RBI, and 13 putouts in a 4-0 win against the Washington Senators on Monday, April 13, 1964 (D) at D.C. Stadium.
In 946 at bats hit .259 with 53 HR and 159 RBI.
OTHER INTERSTING FACTS:
- Best career game: 5-5 with 4 HR and a double with 7 RBI for the Braves in 1954
- Best Angels game: 4-5 with 3 runs and an RBI on April 30, 1966
- 336 career home runs
- NL All-Star (1960)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 7 (1954, 1956, 1959-1962 & 1964)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1956 & 1961)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 2 (1956 & 1961)
- Won a World Series with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957
- Managed the Seattle Angels (PCL) in 1968 going 71-76
- In 1959 broke up Harvey Haddix 12 perfect innings with a 2-run homer in the 13th but passed Hank Aaron on the basepaths and was called out.