Outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson

Outfielder <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002293" title="Shoeless Joe Jackson" href="/topic/sports/baseball/shoeless-joe-jackson-PEHST002293.topic">Shoeless Joe Jackson</a> was one of the game's best hitters before receiving a lifetime ban for his role in the 1919 "Black <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000167" title="Chicago White Sox" href="/topic/sports/baseball/chicago-white-sox-ORSPT000167.topic">Sox</a>" scandal. He led the Sox to a World Series title in 1917 and while he may have accepted gamblers' money to help throw the 1919 series, he still had 12 hits and batted .375 in the loss to Cincinnati. Jackson played for the White Sox from 1915 to 1920.
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Outfielder Shoeless Joe Jackson was one of the game's best hitters before receiving a lifetime ban for his role in the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal. He led the Sox to a World Series title in 1917 and while he may have accepted gamblers' money to help throw the 1919 series, he still had 12 hits and batted .375 in the loss to Cincinnati. Jackson played for the White Sox from 1915 to 1920.

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