Many people remember Joe Bill Adcock for his love of horses and his love of baseball. He also had a love of passing on stories to the younger generation.
This past week was an anniversary worthy of celebration. Joe Bill touched them all as a member of the Milwaukee Braves. And touched them again, and again, and again. That is four homers in one game. Plus, a double.
The Milwaukee Braves Historical Association posted, “July 31, 1954 – In Ebbets Field, Joe Adcock borrowed teammate Charlie White’s bat to blast four home runs and a double and help crush the Dodgers, 15-7. Adcock’s record of 18 total bases in a game stood for 48 years.
Adcock’s record performance stood until 2002 when Shawn Green of the Dodgers hit four homers and a triple, for 19 total bases.
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