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Joseph Jefferson Jackson was born on July 16 1887 In time he was known as one of the pure hitters in baseball History Joe Jackson played on teams for Philadelphia Cleveland and The Chicago Whites His batting average was one of the highest 356 and is the third best all-time Babe Ruth even said to Joe that he used his swing Joe Jackson was meant to be the best baseball player of all time His nickname Shoeless Joe Jackson came from a mistake Joe was playing in a game and hit the ball He started to run the bases when his shoe fell off Instead of stopping to put it back on he ran Ever since he has been known as Shoeless Joe Jackson Joe Jackson still to this day is not allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame Joe was caught up in a scandal for the 1919 World Series As told by Joe a secret meeting was held with Chick Gandil Lefty Williams Bill Burns and Bill Maharg They were gambling over the World Series The Chicago Whites would loose the series if they got the key players to get in on the scandal Lefty Chick and Joe were involved They would be paid 100000 each to split between them Lefty and Chick joined in but Joe did not Baseball was everything to him and loosing the World Series was not an option So the 1919 World Series came Joe played his very hardest in that game His batting average showed it Yet Chick Lefty and a few other players made fumbles did not throw hard pitches and other mistakes They lost the World Series That night Lefty gave Joe 5000 Joe didnt want it so he went to Comiskey the manager of the Chicago Whites to give the money to him Yet Grabiner Comiskeys assistant said that he was sick and didnt want to see anyone Grabiner told Joe to take the
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