Cleveland Sells Joe Jackson - August 1915
Hard pressed for cash money, the Cleveland Ball Club,
gets three players and $31,500 from Chuck Comiskey of
the Chicago White Sox. Joe Jackson continued his great playing
and batted .341 with 40 doubles, 21 triples and three home
runs. Jackson's outstanding play won the respect of fans all
over the country with his headline making fielding gems, powerful
arm and with his great clutch hitting.
In 1916, Shoeless Joe pounded 21 triples
which is still a Chicago White Sox Record for the most triples
in one season. Sportwriter, Joe Williams once remarked, "Joe
Jackson was pure country, a wide eyed and gullible yokel".
" It would not have surprised me to learn he had made
a down payment on the Brooklyn Bridge.
1917, Joe Jackson helps the Chicago White
Sox win the AL pennant; the White Sox ended 100-54, six games
ahead of the Boston Red Sox. Jackson's play in the world
series helps as the White Sox beat the N.Y. Giants, four games
1918, Jackson accepted draft- exempt
employment as our Country enters World War I, he missed most
of season as he worked in a ship building plant.
1919, Shoeless Joe Jackson, becomes everyone's
hero as he hits .351 with a .506 slg. pct. The Chicago White
Sox win another pennant and Jackson led all hitters in the
world series as he bats .375 and tied a world series record
by lining 12 hits. The White Sox lost the world series to
the Cincinnati Reds, five games to three. Note: this years'
series was the best of nine (9) games. Shoeless Joe became
the idol of school kids all across the country with his natural
style of play.
1920 - Awesome Hitting Display
Shoeless Joe holds the still unbroken Chicago White Sox
record for the most extra base hits in one season as he recorded
a total of 74, in 1920. Jackson hit 42 doubles, 20 triples
and he also hit 12 homers. In this year, he also batted .382
and had 121 RBI's. Jackson in this same year also set the
still standing White Sox record of 336 total bases as he hit
144 singles to go with the extra base hits stated in the above.
These totals rank as one of the greatest offensive years in
the history of baseball.
How fast was "Shoeless Joe" - his
ratio of triples to games played: Jackson averaged one
triple every 8.2 games! He played less than ten full years
and averaged over 16 triples a year.
Batting Statistics Joe Jackson Career: 1908
( Note 1911 was his first full year):
Games 1332, At Bats 4981, Hits 1772
Career Batting Average .356
Doubles 307, Triples 168
HR 54, Runs 873, RBI's 785
Stolen Bases 202
In three different years he led the league in triples and
twice in hits. Joe Jackson's Lifetime Batting Average
of .356 is the Third Highest in Baseball's History
There are no known autographs
of Joe Jackson - he was illiterate and signed his name to
all baseball contracts - simply X.
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1919 "Shoeless Joe" Jackson
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Chicago "Black Sox
Fans, we are currently researching and hope to retell
in a few months the sad story of the White Sox players involved
in the throwing of the 1919 world series.
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