Wisconsin-born Addie Joss had a 160-97 record in nine seasons before succumbing to a rare form of tubercular meningitis. Joss recorded a 1.89 ERA, the second best in baseball history and won 20 or more games four straight seasons for the Cleveland team, which was called several names over the time period.
Joss pitched 45 shutouts, more than a quarter of his wins in the majors. He pitched two no-hitters, his first in 1908 a perfect game against the White Sox. He threw three one-hit games in the 1907 season.
Joss was said to have a great fastball and wicked breaking stuff. He made several old-timers' hardest to hit lists. Joss was inducted into Cooperstown in 1978.