OF 1950-53 Braves, Cubs , Pirates
Addis was speedy but lacked power. After hitting .295 with 13 doubles in 93 games
for the 1952 Cubs, he was given just 15 at-bats in 1953, and left the majors.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» June 29, 1950:
At Milwaukee (AA), Minneapolis OF Bama Rowell lofts a 4th inning fly ball to right. As RF Bob Jaderlund awaits, two nighthawks dart in and peck the ball, altering the flight. CF Bob Addis also misses the ball, and Rowell ends up with a double, then scoring what will be in the winning run as the Brewers win, 5–4 (as noted by historian Bob O'Neal).
» September 27, 1951:
Trying for his 23rd win, Preacher Roe loses just his 3rd game, 4–3, to Chet Nichols and the Braves. The Dodgers now lead New York by 1/2 game. Future Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Sharman becomes the only man in history to be thrown out of a ML baseball game without ever having played in one. With the score tied at 3-3 in the 8th inning, umpire Frank Dascoli clears the entire Brooklyn bench after a home plate call by him results in a violent protest. Sharman, up from St. Paul (AA) at the end of the season, is one of the players thrown out. Dascoli's safe call at home on Bob Addis's score results in the winning run.
» May 2, 1952: After allowing no hits through eight innings, the Cubs Turk Lown cracks under the strain and gives up three hits and loses to the Dodgers, 3–1. Billy Loes is the winner in relief. The Cubs score in the first on a double steal by Bob Addis and Frankie Baumholtz.
» June 4, 1953:
Pittsburgh trades OF Ralph Kiner, along with C Joe Garagiola, P Howie Pollet, and OF Catfish Metkovich to Chicago (NL) for C Toby Atwell, P Bob Schultz, 1B Preston Ward, 3B George Freese, OF Bob Addis, OF
Gene Hermanski, and $150,000.