Joe Adcock Biography

Joe Adcock

Age: 71

power-hitting first baseman for Milwaukee Braves who teamed up with Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews in an extraordinarily powerful lineup of the 1950's; established the major-league record for total bases in a game (18) when he hit four home runs and a double against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field on July 31, 1954; notorious for ending Harvey Haddix's 12-inning perfect game with a home run in the 13th inning; hit 336 career home runs; batted .277 over 17 seasons with the Reds, Braves, Indians and Angels; managed Cleveland to an eighth-place finish in 1967. He died of natural causes (had Alzheimer's disease).

Died: Coushatta, La., May 3, 1999

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