Shoeless Joe Jackson

White Sox Shoeless Joe Jackson
Birthdate 7/16/1887
Death Date 12/5/1951
Debut Year 1908
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Indians, White Sox
Positions Center Field, Left Field, Right Field

Shoeless Joe Jackson holds the record for highest batting average for a rookie (.408 in 1911); his .356 lifetime average is third all time.

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Despite his hitting prowess, Shoeless Joe Jackson is best remembered for his lifetime ban

Despite his hitting prowess, Shoeless Joe Jackson is best remembered for his lifetime ban

Joe Jackson was a natural-born hitter. In his rookie year he set a still-standing record for freshmen by hitting .408. It was no fluke. In more than 5,500 career plate appearances, Jackson hit .356 with a .423 on-base percentage and a .517 slugging percentage. Those numbers rank among the baseball e
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library remains in Greenville, South Carolina

The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library remains in Greenville, South Carolina

Joe Jackson was born in Pickens County, South Carolina in 1887. Soon after his birth, the Jackson family moved a half-hour away to neighboring Greenville. When Jackson reached the big leagues, he made his off-season home in Savannah, Georgia. In retirement he eventually returned to Greenville where
Harry Hooper played from 1909-1925; he writes that Joe Jackson was

Harry Hooper played from 1909-1925; he writes that Joe Jackson was "unjustly punished"

Hall of Fame outfielder Harry Hooper witnessed some memorable baseball moments during his 17-year big league career. A four-time World Series champ with the Boston Red Sox, Hooper was part of Boston’s “Golden Outfield” along with Duffy Lewis and fellow Cooperstown man Tris Speaker.

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