The Addie Joss Memorial Baseball Tournament
Addie Joss was born in Woodland, WI on April 12, 1880. Though he only pitched 9 seasons, Joss won 160 games, threw two no-hitters including one perfect game, and 46 shutouts. His 1.89 career ERA is second best all time. In fact, his career WHIP of .968 is the best in Major League history. Joss also attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1899.
Joss was originally ineligible for the Hall of Fame because he hadn't played the requisite 10 seasons. However, in 1978,
this rule was changed and he was elected that year. Joss died unexpectedly in 1911 at the age of 31. A game featuring a collection
of the league's best players was played as a tribute to him in what is now considered the first All Star game.