On this day in 1999 longtime major league first baseman Joe Adcock passed away in his hometown of Coushatta, Louisiana. He was 71 years old.
Adcock came up to the majors as a 1950 Red and played three seasons there, but joined the Braves as part of a four-team trade before the 1953 season and had his best years in Milwaukee. He appeared in 1207 games as a Brave, the fourth most of any player during the team's time in Milwaukee, and hit .285/.343/.511 with 239 home runs.
Adcock was a 1960 NL All Star and received MVP votes in four different seasons as a Brave. Following his retirement he briefly served as the manager of the 1967 Indians.
Adcock is buried in Holly Springs Cemetery in Martin, Louisiana.
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- 1993 Brewer Joe Kmak, who turns 50.
- 2000-02 Brewer manager Davey Lopes, who turns 68.