One of the game's all-time distance hitters, Joe Adcock, who cracked 336 home runs in his 17 major league seasons, is still remembered for the 'tape-measure' homers he hit with the Milwaukee Braves at New York's Polo Grounds and Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. An outfielder and first baseman, Adcock became the first in modern times to hit a ball into the Polo Grounds bleachers (475 feet) in 1953. The following year he joined the four homers in-one-game club on July 31 at Ebbets Field, the same game in which he hit a double to record 18 total bases, the record until Shawn Green amassed 19 total bases (4 homers, double, single) against the Dodgers on May 23, 2002.
An exciting baseball player Joe Adcock was traded to the Cleveland Indians in 1963 when the Braves received three players in exchange, and he hit .251 in 97 games the first season after the trade. He retired in 1966, however he came back to the Indians as a manager in 1967.