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Joe Adcock
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Sex:M
Age:71
Birth Date:October 30, 1927
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign:Rabbit - Yin
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Died Date:May 3, 1999
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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JOE ADCOCK
Joe Adcock

Biography:Joe Adcock (October 30, 1927 - May 3, 1999) was an American first baseman and right-handed batter in Major League Baseball, best known for his years with the powerful Milwaukee Braves teams of the 1950s, whose career included numerous home run feats. A sure-handed defensive player, he also retired with the third highest career fielding percentage by a first baseman (.994).

Adcock was born in Coushatta, Louisiana. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds after a successful run at Louisiana State University, but Ted Kluszewski had firm hold of the team's first base slot. Adcock played in left field from 1950-52, but was unhappy and demanded a trade, which he received. His first season with the Braves was capped by a mammoth home run into the center field bleachers at the Polo Grounds on April 29, 1953, a feat that had never been done before and would only be accomplished twice more, by Hank Aaron and Lou Brock. On July 31, 1954, he accomplished the rare feat of homering four times in a single game, against the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, and set a new record for most total bases in a game (18) that stood until broken by Shawn Green in 2002. Another notable home run was the blast that ended the epic duel between Lew Burdette and Harvey Haddix on May 26, 1959, in which Haddix took a perfect game into the 12th inning. Adcock did not get credit for a home run, however, because Aaron, who was on first base, saw the runner ahead of him score the winning run and thought the hit had only been a double and walked back to the dugout, causing Adcock to be called out for passing him on the basepaths.

Adcock was often overshadowed both by his own teammates Aaron and Eddie Mathews, and by the other slugging first basemen in the league, Kluszewski and Gil Hodges, but he did make one All-Star team (1960) and was regularly amongst the league leaders in home runs. In 1956, he finished second in the National League in home runs, runs batted in, and slugging average. After playing for the Cleveland Indians (1963) and Los Angeles/California Angels (1964-66), Adcock managed the Cleveland Indians for one year (1967) and managed two more years in the minor leagues before settling down at a 288-acre (1.2 km┬▓) ranch in Coushatta, Louisiana to raise horses. He died in Coushatta at age 71.

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Chinese Horoscope for Joe Adcock
Includes characteristics and Vices
Joe Adcock's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 02, 1927 - January 22, 1928
Birthday: October 30, 1927

The Rabbit is a Yin,
and is the Fourth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Tact
Finesse
Virtue
Prudence
Longevity
Ambition
Vices:
Secretiveness
Squeamishness
Pedantry
Dilettantism
Hypochondria
Complexity


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Joe Adcock's Personality Tarot Card Temperance - Personality Card

Birthday: October 30, 1927

Mixing and blending of opposites; compromise and cooperation.

Joe Adcock's Character Tarot Card The Hierophant - Character Card

Birthday: October 30, 1927

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Joe Adcock's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: October 30, 2010

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

 

 

 

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