Sun 3/10 @ 2-4PM
Pitcher Addie Joss, who played from 1902-1910 in Cleveland (teams then known as the Bronchos and the Naps), isn’t a name people who aren’t scholars of baseball know. But not only did he have one of the lowest ERAs (1.89) in major league baseball history, he was also a popular sports journalist for the Cleveland Press and Toledo News-Bee. Illness dogged his career and took him sadly young, when he contracted meningitis and died at 31 at the start of the 1911 season. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978 and the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame in 2006.
The Baseball Heritage Museum, located at League Park in Hough where Joss actually played, will be screening Addie Joss Revealed, sharing more of his extraordinary story. Matt Underwood of Cleveland Indians Sportstime Ohio, who wrote, produced and narrated the film, will be on hand to talk about it, about Joss’s career achievements and about the technicality that keep him out of the Baseball Hall of Fame for so long.
Advance tickets are $35 for non-members, $25 for members. Children 13 and under are free. Proceeds benefit the Baseball Heritage Museum. Space is limited so order your tickets in advance here.