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'Shoeless' Joe Jackson
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Baseball Player
    (July 16, 1888-December 6, 1955)
    Played 1908-1920 for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox
    Life story is told in the movie 'Eight Men Out'
    Third highest lifetime batting average .356
    Known as 'Shoeless Joe,' because he once had blisters on his feet, so he played a game without his spikes
    Set AL season record with 26 triples (1912) - still unbroken
    Banned for life from baseball
    After being accused of helping throw the 1919 World Series, he was banned from baseball (1920).
    He testified that he was involved in the series fix.
    He is illiterate.
    He is immortalized by a young fan pleading 'Say it aint so, Joe'
    He batted left handed.
    He claimed that even though he was given money to throw the 1919 world series, he didn't understand what the money was for.
    He contends that during the series, he batted .375, played the outfield flawlessly (no errors) and threw out 5 runners, which may have qualified him as the best player of that 1919 series.
    Many baseball historians point out that Jackson begged his manager to not allow him to play in the series, because he didn't want to be involved in a crooked scheme.
    All eight players involved in the fix were found not guilty (although the gambler/scheme creator Arnold Rothstein may have corrupted the legal system).
    He was offered $10,000 to throw the 1919 series, then offered $20,000, he refused both times.
    He was most likely banned from baseball for not revealing the series fix, but he would probably have been killed if he tried.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 76 Votes: 46.05% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 43 Votes: 39.53% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 389 Votes: 41.90% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 2154 Votes: 32.08% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 76 Votes: 34.21% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 119 Votes: 53.78% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 179 Votes: 40.22% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 388 Votes: 42.53% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 405 Votes: 41.73% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1754 Votes: 42.30% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 6445 Votes: 35.27% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 5533 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
 
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