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"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

Summary: This essay is about one of the greatest baseball players in the 20th century who is relatively unknown. It also explains how Shoeless Joe Jackson was caught in one of the biggest scandals in baseball history - The Black Sox Scandal.

JOE JACKSON

Joe Jackson was born on July 16, 1889 in Pickens County, South Carolina. Joe was 6 years old when he played organized baseball with the Brandon Cotton Mill where he also worked. In 1906, he played baseball with a semi-professional baseball team in Greenville, South Carolina. Where he picked up the nickname "Shoeless." He was called that after buying a new pair of spikes that caused blisters on his feet so badly that he had to finish a game in his socks. Joe only played in his stocking feet once and the name stuck forever. Joe married Katherine Wynn on July 16th, 1907, they never had any children but raised his brother's son.

Joe Jackson's career began when he signed with his first major league team, the Philadelphia Athletics in 1908, Joe was traded to play with the Cleveland Naps in 1910. The next year, he accomplished a .408 batting average, a record that...

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