Next up in my “Turn Back The Clock” thread is a 20th anniversary card for Milwaukee Braves slugger Joe Adcock, who slammed four home runs and a double in a single game on July 31st, 1954:
Adcock had a monster of a game that day, going 5 for 5 with four homers
and a double to collect 18 total bases along with seven runs batted in
and five runs scored.
All of this was at the hands of the reigning National league champ Brooklyn Dodgers, who took the 15-7 loss that afternoon.
The four homers tied the record for a single game, while the total bases were a new record.
Adcock had a very nice 17-year career spanning 1950 and 1966 that saw
him hit 336 home runs with 1122 runs batted in and 823 runs scored.
His career average of .277 was also solid, as he collected 1832 hits
over 6606 at-bats in 1959 games with the Cincinnati Reds, Braves,
Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels.