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    Joe Jackson deserves a thread of his own. I hope we can avoid the Black Sox Scandal issue in this one. Let's reserve this thread for the non-Black Sox' scandal Joe Jackson issues, and let the other thread---Joe Jackson's Innocense---deal with Joe's Black Sox' Scandal stuff.

    But realistically, I realize that if one tries to assign value to him, that isssue might come up. But please, let's just refer to it obliquely, and only refer to it as a reference point, and skirt it so that it doesn't dominate this thread.

    Here is a link to a Joe Jackson website.

    Shoeless Joe Jackson's Virtual Hall of Fame
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-28-2012, 06:57 PM.

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    If you enjoy this photo gallery, you might also like our other ones, too.

    Historical, Archival Photographs---Pre-1900---Negro L.---Vintage Panoramic Pictures---Members' Gallery---Runningshoes Presents: Photo Op---Meet The Sports Writers

    Photos of the following individual players---Hank Aaron---Pete Alexander---Ty Cobb---Eddie Collins---Sam Crawford---Jimmy Foxx---Lou Gehrig---Rickey Henderson---Rogers Hornsby---Joe Jackson---Walter Johnson---Nap Lajoie---Connie Mack---John McGraw---Mickey Mantle---Christy Mathewson---Willie Mays---Mel Ott---Babe Ruth---George Sisler---Tris Speaker---Pie Traynor---Rube Waddell--- Honus Wagner---Ted Williams---Zack Wheat---Rare Ty Cobb ---Rare Babe Ruth---Bill's Babe Ruth---Rare Ted Williams---Bill's Rare Finds ---Babefan's Fantastic Vintage Baseball photos---GaryL's Boston Public Library Baseball Photo Project

    We also have some very nice, attractive team photo collections---New York Yankees---New York Giants---Detroit Tigers---Pittsburgh Pirates---Brooklyn Dodgers

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    Joe's Relative Stats:

    ----Relative BA-----Rel.Slg.-------Rel.Onbase----Rel.ISO-------OPS+----Plate Appearances[/B]
    ----133.1 (2nd)----144.8 (6th)------123.9 (16th)---187 (23th)----170 (t 7th)----5,690
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    Hitting Stats Comparison Chart:

    Joe Jackson, Cobb, Wagner, Hornsby, Ruth, Gehrig, T. Williams, Mays, Mantle, Aaron, DiMaggio, Speaker, Lajoie, Musial, Collins, Crawford, Wheat, Roush, Foxx, Clemente, Schmidt, Yaz, Anson, Bonds, B. Williams, Kiner, Killebrew, Rose, Gwynn, Kaline, Greenberg, Waner, R. Jackson, Boggs, Gehringer, Brouthers, Delahanty, Simmons, Mize, Brett, F. Robinson, Ashburn, Sisler, Snider, Banks, Molitor, Keeler, Bench, Terry, Henderson.

    Code:
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    led league---0----2----1---3---0---0----0---2---1----1----0---0--0
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    3rd league---2----2----2---2---1---2----1---1---0----1----0---1--2
    4th----------2----2----0---1---0---1----4---1---3----2----0---0--1
    5th----------0----0----0---0---1---0----0---0---1----2----0---0--3
    6th----------0----0----0---0---0---1----0---0---0----0----1---0--0
    
    Cobb--------BA--Hits-2B---3B---HR---R--RBI-TB---OBA--SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    led league--12---8----3----4----1---5---4---6----7----8----6---0--11
    2nd-league---3---3----4----4----2---2---2---2----7----3----1---1---3
    3rd----------1---3----4----2----2---2---1---2----0----3----2---0---1 
    4th----------2---0----0----1----0---1---0---1----0----1----3---1---1
    5th----------1---0----0----1----0---2---1---0----1----0----0---1---0
    6th----------2---0----2----0----0---0---0---0----0----0----0---0---0
    
    Wagner-------BA--Hits-2B---3B---HR---R--RBI--TB--OBA--SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    led league----8---2----7----3----0---2---5----7---4----6----5---0--6
    2nd league----2---2----1----3----1---2---2----1---1----3----0---0--2
    3rd-----------0---5----3----2----0---2---2----4---2----2----2---0--2
    4th-----------2---3----0----0----1---2---3----2---1----1----0---1--1
    5th-----------1---1----1----0----2---1---1----2---2----0----0---0--0
    6th-----------1---0----0----1----2---0---1----0---0----1----0---1--0
    
    Hornsby-----BA---Hits-2B---3B--HR----R--RBI--TB---OBA--SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    led league---8----4----4----2---2----5---4----7----9----9----0---3--12
    2nd league---2----1----1----1---2----1---1----2----1----1----0---1---1
    3rd----------1----1----1----1---3----0---2----0----1----1----0---0---0
    4th----------1----3----4----0---1----2---0----0----0----1----0---2---0
    5th----------0----0----0----0---5----0---0----0----0----1----0---0---0
    6th----------0----0----0----1---1----0---1----1----1----0----0---2---1
    
    Ruth---------BA---Hits-2B---3B---HR---R--RBI--TB---OBA--SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    led league----1----0----1----0---12---8---6----6----9---13----0--11--13
    2nd league----2----0----1----0----2---1---2--- 3----2----1----0---1---1
    3rd-----------2----0----1----0----1---0---0----2----1----1----0---1---2
    4th-----------1----3----0----0----0---0---3----0----2----0----0---0---0
    5th-----------1----0----0----0----0---1---0----0----0----0----0---0---0
    6th-----------0----2----1----1----0---1---1----0----0----0----0---0---0
    
    Gehrig------BA---Hits-2B---3B---HR--Runs--RBI--TB---OBA-SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    Led league---1----1----1----4----2----4----4----2----4----2---0---3--3
    2nd league---2----3----0----0----4----2----4----3----2----4---0---2--6
    3rd----------3----0----0----1----3----3----2----2----3----1---0---3--3
    4th----------0----1----0----0----1----2----2----0----0----3---0---0--0
    5th----------2----1----0----0----1----0----0----1----1----0---0---0--0
    6th----------1----0----1----0----1----0----0----1----0----0---0---1--0			
    							
    Ted Williams--BA---Hits-2B--3B--HR--Runs-RBI--TB--OBA--SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    Led league-----6----0----2---0---4---6----4----6---12---8---0---8--9
    2nd in league--2----1----2---0---4---1----2----0----0---1---0---1--1
    3rd------------1----2----0---0---2---1----1----4----0---1---0---2--3
    4th------------1----1----2---0---0---1----1----0----0---2---0---0--0
    5th------------0----4----0---0---0---0----1----0----0---0---0---1--0
    6th------------0----0----0---0---3---0----0----0----1---0---0---1--0
    												
    Willie Mays----BA---Hits-2B--3B---HR--Runs-RBI--TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    Led league------1----1----0---3----4---2----0----3---2---5---4---1--6
    2nd in league---3----1----1---1----1---5----2----5---1---3---0---1--1
    3rd-------------2----1----1---1----3---3----3----5---2---2---0---2--5
    4th-------------0----0----0---0----1---0----2----1---1---2---1---1--2
    5th-------------1----1----0---0----2---0----1----1---5---4---0---1--0
    6th-------------1----2----2---0----2---2----2----0---1---0---0---3--1	
    
    Mickey Mantle--BA---Hits-2B--3B--HR---Runs-RBI--TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    Led league------1----1----0---1---4----6----1----3---3---4---0---5--8
    2nd in league---1----0----1---0---3----2----3----4---5---0---0---3--3
    3rd-------------1----0----0---0---2----1----1----2---1---2---0---2--1
    4th-------------2----2----0---1---0----0----0----1---2---0---2---0--0	
    5th-------------0----0----0---0---1----0----2----0---0---0---0---0--0
    6th-------------0----0----0---1---0----1----3----0---1---1---0---1--0
    
    Hank Aaron----BA--Hits-2B--3B--HR---Runs-RBI-TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    Led league-----2---2----4---0---4----3----4---8---0---4---0---0--3
    2nd in league--0---3----2---2---4----1----0---2---2---5---1---1--4
    3rd------------0---1----1---0---1----4----2---2---3---4---0---2--4
    4th------------3---0----1---2---2----2----2---2---1---1---2---2--1
    5th------------4---0----0---0---2----1----1---0---2---1---0---0--1
    6th------------0---3----1---0---2----1----1---1---1---2---2---0--2	
    
    Joe DiMaggio---BA--Hits-2B--3B--HR--Runs-RBI--TB--OBA--SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    Led league------2---0----0---1---2---1----2----3---0----2---0---0--1
    2nd in league---0---1----1---0---0---2----3----2---0----5---0---0--4
    3rd-------------2---1----0---4---1---0----3----1---2----0---0---0--2
    4th-------------0---2----1---0---5---0----1----1---3----0---0---0--0
    5th-------------0---0----0---0---2---2----1----2---0----0---0---0--1
    6th-------------0---1----1---0---1---1----1----0---0----1---0---0--0
    
    Tris Speaker--BA--Hits-2B--3B--HR--Runs-RBI--TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    Led league-----1---2----8---0---1---0----0----1---4---1---0---0--1
    2nd in league--2---1----3---1---2---4----1----3---3---2---0---1--4
    3rd------------7---2----1---1---0---2----1----2---4---4---1---0--5	
    4th------------2---4----0---0---2---2----2----3---3---4---1---4--3
    5th------------1---2----0---0---0---0----0----1---1---2---3---2--3
    6th------------1---0----1---1---0---2----0----0---0---1---1---3--0
    
    Nap Lajoie---BA--Hits-2B--3B--HR--Runs--RBI-TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    Led league----3---4----5---0---1----1----3---4---2---4---0---0--3
    2nd in league-3---0----4---1---0----1----1---2---2---3---0---0--3
    3rd-----------1---1----1---0---1----0----2---0---1---2---0---0--0
    4th-----------1---1----1---0---0----1----1---2---1---0---0---0--1
    5th-----------0---1----0---0---0----0----1---0---1---0---0---0--0
    6th-----------3---1----0---0---2----0----1---0---0---2---1---0--4
    
    Stan Musial-BA--Hits-2B---3B--HR--Runs-RBI--TB--OBA-SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    Led league---7---6----8----5---0---5----2----6---6---6----0---1--6
    2nd league---2---3----3----1---1---4----0----2---7---3----0---0--4
    3rd----------5---2----1----1---1---4----3----1---0---0----0---2--0
    4th----------2---1----0----2---1---1----2----2---2---3----0---2--3
    5th----------1---0----0----1---1---1----2----2---0---1----0---2--0
    6th----------0---0----2----0---1---0----0----1---1---0----0---0--1
    
    Ed Collins--BA--Hits-2B--3B---HR--Runs-RBI--TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    Led League---0---0----0---0----0---3----0---0----0---0---4---1--0
    2nd league---3---2----0---1----0---1----0---0----3---0---4---5--1
    3rd----------0---1----0---0----0---2----1---1----7---1---2---2--2
    4th----------5---1----1---0----0---2----0---0----2---0---2---2--2
    5th----------2---3----0---1----0---0----1---3----2---1---1---1--3
    6th----------1---1----0---2----0---1----0---1----1---2---1---1--0
    
    Crawford----BA---Hits-2B--3B--HR---Runs-RBI--TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    led league---0----0----1---6---2----1----3----2---0---0---0---0--0
    2nd league---4----5----4---3---2----1----4----6---0---4---0---0--2
    3rd----------1----4----0---3---2----0----2----2---0---3---0---0--4
    4th----------2----0----1---0---1----1----2----1---2---1---0---0--3
    5th----------0----2----0---0---3----2----1----2---2---2---0---0--0
    6th----------1----0----2---3---1----0----2----1---1---0---1---0--1
    
    Z. Wheat----BA---Hits-2B--3B--HR--Runs-RBI-TB---OBA--SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    led league---1----0----2---0---0---0----0---0----0----1----0---0--0
    2nd league---1----3----2---0---0---0----0---0----0----0----0---0--1
    3rd league---2----2----1---0---0---1----2---0----0----1----0---0--1
    4th----------2----0----0---0---1---0----0---0----2----2----0---0--1
    5th----------1----1----0---2---2---0----1---0----1----1----0---0--2
    6th----------0----0----0---1---2---1----2---0----0----0----0---0--1
    
    Edd Roush--BA---Hits-2B--3B--HR--Runs-RBI-TB--OBA--SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    led league--2----0----1---1---1---0----0---1---0----1----0---0--1
    2nd league--2----0----1---2---0---0----1---0---0----0----1---0--1
    3rd league--1----3----0---3---0---0----1---0---1----1----0---0--2
    4th---------1----1----0---1---1---0----0---1---1----1----1---0--1
    5th---------1----1----0---0---0---2----0---1---1----0----0---0--0
    6th---------0----1----0---0---0---0----1---2---1----1----1---0--1
    
    J. Foxx-----BA---Hits-2B--3B--HR--Runs-RBI-TB--OBA-SLG--SB--BB--OPS+
    led league---2-----0---0---0---4---1----3---3---3---5----0---2--5
    2nd league---2-----1---0---0---3---2----0---1---3---1----0---1--2
    3rd league---1-----2---0---0---2---1----3---0---3---2----0---3--0
    4th----------0-----0---0---0---3---2----2---3---0---1----0---4--3
    5th----------1-----0---0---0---0---1----0---1---2---2----0---0--1
    6th----------0-----0---0---0---0---1----2---1---0---1----0---0--0
    
    Clemente----BA---Hits-2B--3B---HR--Runs-RBI--TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    led league---4----2----0---1----0---0----0----0---0---0---0---0--0
    2nd league---2----1----1---1----0---0----2----1---1---0---0---0--1
    3rd league---1----1----0---2----0---0----0----1---0---1---0---0--1
    4th----------2----1----0---1----0---2----0----0---1---0---0---0--0
    5th----------1----1----1---4----0---0----0----1---0---1---0---0--0
    6th----------0----1----2---1----0---0----0----0---3---1---0---0--1
    
    Schmidt-----BA---Hits-2B--3B--HR--Runs-RBI-TB--OBA-SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    led league---0----0----0---0---8---1----4---3---3---5----0---4--6
    2nd league---0----0----0---0---1---2----1---1---0---2----0---2--1
    3rd league---0----0----0---0---2---6----4---0---0---2----0---3--2
    4th----------1----0----0---0---1---0----0---1---3---3----0---3--1
    5th----------0----0----0---0---0---0----0---4---1---0----0---0--1
    6th----------0----0----0---0---1---1----0---0---0---0----0---1--0
    
    Yaz----------BA---Hits-2B-3B--HR---Runs-RBI-TB--OBA-SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    led league----3----2---3---0---1----3----1---2---5---3----0---2--4
    2nd league----2----0---1---0---0----1----0---0---1---0----0---3--1
    3rd league----0----0---2---1---1----1----1---0---1---0----0---1--0
    4th-----------0----2---0---0---1----1----0---2---0---1----0---1--0
    5th-----------0----1---0---0---0----1----1---0---0---0----0---2--0
    6th-----------0----1---1---0---0----0----0---2---0---0----0---0--1
    
    Anson-------BA--Hits-2B-3B--HR---Runs--RBI-TB--OBA--SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    led league--2----1----3--0---0-----0----8---1---4----0----0---1---1
    2nd league--5----4----2--1---0-----0----3---2---5----4----0---1---2
    3rd league--2----2----2--0---4-----0----3---2---1----1----0---1---1
    4th---------1----0----2--0---1-----2----0---2---1----3----0---2---3
    5th---------2----3----0--1---1-----2----0---0---2----1----0---0---3
    6th---------0----0----1--0---0-----4----0---3---3----0----0---2---1
    
    Bonds------BA---Hits-2B-3B--HR--Runs-RBI-TB--OBA--SLG--SB--BB-OPS+
    led league--2----0----0--0---2---1----1---1---8----7----0--10---9
    2nd league--0----0----0--0---5---3----1---0---3----1----0---4---3
    3rd league--1----0----0--0---1---6----0---1---0----1----1---1---2
    4th---------1----0----0--0---4---0----4---0---2----3----1---0---0
    5th---------0----0----0--0---0---1----0---3---1----1----2---0---1
    6th---------0----0----0--2---0---3----2---1---0----1----2---0---0
    
    B. Williams--BA--Hits-2B-3B--HR--Runs-RBI-TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    led league----1---1----0--0---0---1----0---3---0---1---0---0--1
    2nd league----0---0----1--1---2---0----3---1---1---0---0---0--0
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    4th-----------2---0----1--0---1---1----0---1---0---1---0---0--0
    5th-----------0---1----0--1---0---2----0---1---0---0---0---0--0
    6th-----------0---1----0--0---1---0----0---0---0---1---0---1--0
    
    Kiner-------BA--Hits-2B-3B--HR--Runs-RBI-TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    led league---0---0----0--0---7---1----1---1---1---3---0---3--0
    2nd league---0---0----0--0---0---0----3---2---0---0---0---3--0
    3rd league---0---0----0--0---0---1----1---0---2---1---0---0--0
    4th league---1---0----0--0---0---1----0---2---0---2---0---1--2
    5th----------1---0----0--0---1---1----1---0---0---0---0---0--0
    6th----------0---1----0--0---0---0----1---0---2---0---0---1--0
    
    Killebrew---BA--Hits-2B-3B--HR---Runs-RBI-TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB--OPS+
    led league---0---0----0--0---6----0----3---0---1---1---0---4---0
    2nd league---0---0----0--0---2----1----2---2---1---3---0---1---1
    3rd league---0---0----0--0---2----1----2---4---2---4---0---3---2
    4th----------0---0----0--0---0----1----1---0---5---0---0---1---5
    5th----------1---0----0--0---2----0----0---2---2---2---0---1---2
    6th----------0---0----0--0---0----1----1---1---0---0---0---0---0
    
    Rose--------BA-Hits-2B-3B--HR--Runs-RBI-TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB--OPS+
    led league---3---7---5--0---0---4----0---0---1---0---0---0---0
    2nd league---2---5---2--2---0---3----0---1---1---0---0---0---0
    3rd league---0---1---4--0---0---3----0---1---3---0---0---0---0
    4th----------1---1---0--0---0---1----0---1---1---0---0---2---0
    5th----------1---2---2--2---0---1----0---1---1---0---0---2---0
    6th----------0---0---0--1---0---0----0---1---0---0---0---1---1
    
    Gwynn------BA--Hits-2B-3B--HR---Runs-RBI-TB---OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    led league--8---7----0--0---0----1----0---0----1---0---0---0--0
    2nd league--1---0----1--3---0----0----0---0----2---0---1---0--0
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    4th---------1---0----1--0---0----1----0---0----1---0---0---0--1
    5th---------1---0----0--1---0----0----0---0----2---0---0---0--0
    6th---------0---0----0--0---0----0----1---0----0---0---1---0--1
    
    Kaline-----BA--Hits-2B-3B--HR--Runs--RBI-TB---OBA-SLG-SB--BB--OPS+
    led league--1----1---1--0---0----0----0---1----0---1---0---0---1
    2nd league--3----1---1--0---0----1----2---1----3---1---0---0---2
    3rd league--2----1---1--0---0----0----0---0----2---1---0---0---1
    4th---------1----1---0--1---0----0----0---2----0---1---1---0---1
    5th---------0----0---2--1---0----1----1---0----2---1---0---1---0
    6th---------0----1---1--1---0----1----1---1----0---1---1---1---0
    
    Greenberg---BA---Hits-2B-3B--HR--Runs-RBI-TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB-OPS+
    led league---0----0----2--0---4----1---4---2---0---1---0---2--0
    2nd league---0----0----2--0---2----1---1---3---2---4---0---1--4
    3rd league---0----0----1--1---0----1---1---1---2---2---0---0--1
    4th----------0----1----0--0---0----1---1---0---0---0---0---0--2
    5th----------1----1----0--1---0----0---0---1---0---0---0---0--0
    6th----------1----1----0--0---0----0---0---0---0---0---0---3--0
    
    Waner-------BA--Hits-2B-3B--HR--Runs-RBI-TB--OBA-SLG-SB--BB--OPS+
    led league---3---2----2--2---0---2----1---1---0---0---0---0---0
    2nd league---1---3----1--5---0---2----0---0---2---0---1---2---0
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    4th----------3---1----2--1---0---1----0---2---1---2---0---1---4
    5th----------1---0----0--0---0---0----0---3---1---2---0---0---0
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    leecemark; November 26, 2004, 08:08 AM
    The Top 10 LF results

    1. Ted Williiams 227
    2. Barry Bonds 225
    3. Stan Musial 203
    4. Rickey Henderson 151
    5. Carl Yastrzemski 126
    6. Ed Delahanty 92
    7. Al Simmons 83
    8. Joe Jackson 76
    9. Tim Raines 40
    10. Ralph Kiner 26
    11. Goose Goslin 23
    12. Willie Stargell 18
    13. Billy Williams, Manny Ramirez, Lou Brock and Turkey Stearns all with 13. Most disappointing oversight to me - Minnie Minoso.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    538280; December 9, 2005, 09:02 AM
    Poll Results

    The results are now in, and we had 15 valid ballots. Ted Williams won the poll by a healthy margin. Here is everyone who received 15 or more points (first place votes in parenthesis):

    1. Ted Williams-167 (11)
    2. Barry Bonds-138 (3)
    3. Stan Musial-126 (1)
    4. Rickey Henderson-99
    5. Carl Yastrzemski-63
    6. Al Simmons-45
    7. Ed Delahanty-45
    8. Joe Jackson-44
    9. Tim Raines-29
    10. Willie Stargell-21
    11. Turkey Stearnes-18
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Bill Burgess; May 21, 2007, 08:18 PM

    1) Williams 122
    2) Bonds 118
    3) Musial 106
    4) Henderson 81
    5) Yaz 61
    6) Joe Jackson 55
    7) Tie Raines/Ramirez 28
    9) Delehanty 25
    10) Simmons 21
    11) Wheat 11
    12) Tie Billy Williams, Stearns, Stargell 10
    15) Rose 6
    16) Goslin 5
    17) Medwick 3
    18) Tie Clarke, Kiner 1
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Greatest Hitter series, conducted by Bill Burgess, ending November 4, 2007, 08:05 AM

    1. Babe Ruth---------68 votes - 95.77%
    1. Ted Williams-------68 - 95.77%
    3. Ty Cobb-----------52 - 73.24%
    4. Rogers Hornsby----36 - 50.70%
    5. Lou Gehrig---------32 - 45.07%
    6. Barry Bonds
    7. Mickey Mantle
    8. Stan Musial
    9. Hank Aaron
    10. Willie Mays
    11. Jimmy Foxx
    12. Honus Wagner
    13. Frank Thomas
    14. Tris Speaker
    15. Frank Robinson
    16. Joe DiMaggio
    17. Joe Jackson
    18. Josh Gibson
    19. Nap Lajoie
    20. Mel Ott
    21. Oscar Charleston
    22. Alexander Rodriguez
    23. Dan Brouthers
    24. Mike Schmidt
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Video of Joe Jackson swinging and Eddie Cicotte pitching.---Joe Jackson's Innocence Debate

    Joe Jackson, Cleveland, 1915----------------- Indians' RF, 1915---------------------------------------------1918--BB Reference


    -----------------------------------------1913, Polo Grounds


    --------------------World Series, 1917----------------------------------------------------------Joe Jackson, 1917


    ----Cleveland OF, 1915


    ----------------Joe Jackson, 1918 -----------------Cleveland LF, 1910-12


    April 23, 1915, League Park, Cleveland, Jimmy Austin is playing 3B, George Hildebrand is Umpire


    ------------------------------------------------1919, Comiskey Park


    Katheryn (Wynn) Jackson, born January 22, 1893, Taylors, SC; died April 18, 1959, Greenville, SC age 76. She was the perfect wife.

    After husband Joe was expelled from baseball, 1920, she stayed with him & assisted him in owning/running a valet service, a liquor store, a bowling alley; All were paying enterprises, contrary to BB lore. Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, SC.

    Following her death, her will stipulated that, out of an estate valued at "something over $30,000.", filed in the Greenville county judge of probate office March 21, 1959, that $11,575.75 of the estate's funds be contributed to the American Cancer society and that an equal amount be contributed to the American Heart Fund. Funeral expenses and other obligations consumed the rest of the estate's funds. Such was her kind heart.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ---Joe Jackson/Katie (Wynn) Jackson on
    ---Wedding Day, July 19, 1908, Greenville, SC
    -------------------------------White Sox LF, 1917----BB Reference


    Joe Jackson,
    Indians' LF, 1912---------------------White Sox, 1915-20-------------------Indians, 1915

    --------------------------------------------------------------White Sox, 1915-20


    White Sox, 1915-20, Polo Grounds.---------------Sliding into 3B against the A's Frank Baker, 1911-12.
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    • #3
      Ty Cobb/Joe Jackson: 1913


      Babe Ruth/Joe Jackson: 1920


      Ty Cobb, Joe Jackson, Sam Crawford: 1911-12


      1911-12: Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Nap Lajoie------------------------------------------------------Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker: Addie Joss Death Benefit Game, July 24, 1911.


      --------------------------------------------1924


      Ty Cobb/Joe Jackson, 1914------------------------------------------------White Sox, 1915-20



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      • #4
        Source: Growing Up With Shoeless Joe, by Joe Thompson, 1997, pp. 79.

        1938 photo of Katie in their liquor store in West Greenville, SC, following their return from Winnsboro, SC.


        --------------------------Katie/Joe, 1924---------------------------------------------------Joe/Katie, 1932


        ------------------Katie/Joe at their Dry Cleaners.


        ------------------------Joe/Katie


        ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1911-12.





        1949: Furman Bisher / Joe Jackson.
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        • #5
          What are you trying to say, Bill?
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          • #6
            I am saying that Joe Jackson needs/deserves his own thread, and I hope we don't get bogged down in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal.

            I hope we can discuss him as a player, and keep it as above the fighting/arguing as we can.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bill Burgess View Post
              I am saying that Joe Jackson needs/deserves his own thread, and I hope we don't get bogged down in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. I hope we can discuss him as a player, and keep it as above the fighting/arguing as we can.
              Fair enough Bill.

              I've been sitting on this AP press photo marking the passing of Joe for a while.
              I wasn't sure what context would be good to show it...but this would seem to be the right thread. So, this is from December 5, 1951. I like how the AP didn't get into the scandal...but DID mention how, "He was considered by many to have been one of the greatest natural hitters of all time".
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              • #8
                Here is an article that appeared in The Sporting News, September 24, 1942, pp. 1 & 8. Joe was interviewed by Carter (Scoop) Latimer, sports editor of the Greenville News (SC).

                GetImage.pdf---Sporting News, September 24, 1942, pp. 1.

                GetImage2.pdf---Sporting News, September 24, 1942, pp. 8.
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                • #9
                  For me, Joe has always been one of the truly great historical players. In fact, he is one of my 'Magical Players'.

                  I don't have too many of those.

                  C - Buck Ewing, Johnny Bench, Biz Mackey
                  1B - George Sisler
                  2B - Eddie Collins, Rogers Hornsby, Nap Lajoie
                  SS - Honus Wagner, John Lloyd
                  OF - Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Oscar Charleston, Tris Speaker, Joe Jackson, Willie Mays
                  P - Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Pete Alexander, Satchel Paige, Nolan Ryan.

                  20 in all, so far. I'm probably forgetting somebody.
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                  • #10
                    Joe Jackson - 1914
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                    • #11
                      Joe Jackson is probably my favorite "what could've been" player. Had he played into the '20s with the liveball, there's no reason to think he couldn't put up Hornsby-like hitting numbers, especially considering Babe Ruth copied his swing.
                      Red, it took me 16 years to get here. Play me, and you'll get the best I got.

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                      • #12
                        Joe Jackson - September 1919
                        I spent a few hours cleaning this picture up. I could probably spend a month on it...but here ya go for now.
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                        • #13
                          Some quotes on Joe Jackson by his peers.
                          -----------------
                          Ty Cobb

                          1945 - I'll tell you why Jackson belongs on top. Back in those years we not only had to swing at a dead ball but also a ball that was doctored in every known way. We had the spit ball, the emery ball, the fuzzed-up ball--a ball that would do a lot of queer things and come at you with odd dips and breaks. So the good hitters of that period had to choke the bat and go in for punch hitting.

                          All except Jackson. Joe still took his full swing and he was often up there from .380 to .410. I know I could never have hit above .300 with that type of swing. Only Jackson, old shoeless Joe, had the eye and the smoothness and the timing to do that.

                          I used to wonder why he didn't strike out at least twice a game, taking a full cut at the ball that flopped and ducked from the treatment it to, whether by emery or thumbnail or saliva."

                          1950 - The finest natural hitter in the history of the game was Shoeless Joe Jackson. He was batting against spit balls, shine balls, emory balls and all the other trick deliveries now outlawed. He never figured anything out or studied anything with the same scientific approach I gave it. He just swung. If he'd have had my knowledge of the intricacies of the batting art, his averages would have been truly phenomena." (Inside Baseball, by Arthur Daley, 1950, pp. 24.)

                          1961- Joe Jackson - the greatest natural hitter I ever saw . . . Jackson didn't play by the rules, he played instinctively. He always knew what to do even though he didn't know why it was the right thing to do . . . I learned a lot, watching him . . . "I don't think I ever saw a more perfect swing than yours." (My Life in Baseball-the True Record, Ty Cobb with Al Stump, 1961, pp. 266-267.)

                          Babe Ruth - "I copied Jackson's batting style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I'd ever seen. I still think the same way." (The History of Baseball, by Joe Reichler/Allison Danzig, 1959, pp. 222.)

                          Walter Johnson - "I could throw my fast one past Cobb, Crawford and Lajoie and those fellows, but Jackson was always a puzzle," said Johnson. Cobb once accused Johnson of bearing down against him and not doing the same thing against Jackson. "But, if anything, I tried harder against Jackson," insisted Johnson, "because he always seemed tougher." (The History of Baseball, by Joe Reichler/Allison Danzig, 1959, pp. 222.) This quoted is repeated in (Inside Baseball, by Arthur Daley, 1950, pp. 24.)

                          Tris Speaker -

                          1945 - You've heard it before, but let me say it again: Jackson was baseball's greatest natural hitter. You simply couldn't fool him." (Sporting News, January 6, 1944, pp. 7.)

                          1946 - "I can't even remember him being in a batting slump. His swing was so perfect that there was little chance of it getting disorganized. Williams is a natural hitter too, but he lacks Jackson's style. He was the greatest natural hitter who ever lived." (The History of Baseball, by Joe Reichler/Allison Danzig, 1959, pp. 222. Quoted by New York sports writer, Joe Williams) This quoted is repeated in (Inside Baseball, by Arthur Daley, 1950, pp. 24.)
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                            Walter Johnson on Joe Jackson:

                            Walter Johnson - "I could throw my fast one past Cobb, Crawford and Lajoie and those fellows, but Jackson was always a puzzle," said Johnson. Cobb once accused Johnson of bearing down against him and not doing the same thing against Jackson. "But, if anything, I tried harder against Jackson," insisted Johnson, "because he always seemed tougher." (The History of Baseball, by Joe Reichler/Allison Danzig, 1959, pp. 222.) This quoted is repeated in (Inside Baseball, by Arthur Daley, 1950, pp. 24.)


                            ---------------------The Greatest Players I Ever Saw-------------------------------

                            The Best Natural Hitter--The Smartest Ball Player---The Speediest Hurler---The Greatest Pitcher---These Stand Out in Vivid Relief Against the Memories of Twenty Years

                            -----------------Comprising an Interview with Walter Johnson---------------
                            -----------------Baseball Magazine, October, 1929-------------------------


                            The greatest natural hitter that I ever saw was Joe Jackson. Joe passed out of it about the time the lively ball came in. It was a bad break for him. How he would have waded through the records with that fast ball to lengthen his hits! Joe's career was cut short by the Black Sox scandal. But I shall never believe that he was a bad fellow at heart. He was easily led and terribly misled by his associates. He paid a heavy penalty.

                            . . . There was a time when Ty [Cobb] was sore at me. That was when he was racing Joe Jackson for the Championship. Joe was hitting me much better than Ty. Ty accused me of putting the ball over for Joe. That was foolish, though I guess he was sincere. The fault lay rather in Ty's system and Joe's superior hitting ability. Joe would lay back with that black bat of his and merely slap at my fast ball. He always had a good chance to connect. Ty favored place hitting and beating out bunts. My fast ball, chest high, that had a tendency to jump, was a tough ball to place. It was also a tough ball to bunt. In later years Ty changed his system and had much better results against my pitching.
                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


                            ------------------The Greatest Batters I Have Ever Faced-----------------

                            In the Following Interview the Great Walter discusses the More Famous Batters Who Have Faced His Terrific Speed And Offers a Few Sage Comments on Pitching

                            From an Interview with Walter Johnson, Baseball Magazine, June, 1925, pp. 291, 292, 327, 329

                            I wouldn't care to say who was the best hitter I ever faced. I never saw Hans Wagner but, I have faced Hornsby, but only in an exhibition game when he wasn't in his best form. No I am not in a position to judge just how good he is. Undoubtedly he has developed greatly in recent years. I am inclined to believe that the hitter who impressed me most of all those that I have faced was Lajoie. It is hard for me to believe that anybody could be a greater hitter than the Frenchman.

                            I would put Joe Jackson close to him, however. Joe was certainly one of the greatest natural hitters who ever lived. Poor Joe is out of it now and I feel sorry for him. Others were guilty. Joe was merely foolish. (Interview with Walter Johnson, Baseball Magazine, June, 1925, pp. 291, 291, 292, 327, 329)

                            Joe Jackson hit Walter Johnson at .346 with good power, 1911-14. But only .256, 1914-20 with few EBHs. His career BA against Johnson was .270.
                            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-24-2008, 04:50 PM.

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                              A brief article, by George Moriarty for Baseball Magazine, where he quotes Detroit owner, Frank Navin, with respect to Joe Jackson. (February, 1929)---George Moriarty had been an AL 3B, 1906-17, an AL umpire, 1917-41, except for Detroit manager, 1927-28.
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                              "In the matter of sheer natural ability, I believe Joe Jackson surpassed every outfielder that ever came to the major leagues."

                              That opinion was once ventured by Frank Navin, who happens to be one of the keenest judges of baseball talent under the bit top. I have never heard Jackson analyzed in that manner before, but after glancing back through the big parade of rookies that have bowed in and out of major league premises, I doubt if any expert can help but concur in that view.

                              Of course, back of that opinion that Jackson stood highest in that one vital respect, it is obvious that he failed to develop his inherent skill. Nevertheless, he had the distinction of being a star by virtue of mechanical ability alone. If he had possessed the baseball brain of a Cobb or a Speaker, he might have shared the pedestal with these once super-stars.

                              Jackson's mechanical power was amazing. He was tall, and had a great natural eye which made him a potential batsman. He sprinted over the outfield territory with ease and grace in long strides, and rivaled Bob Meusel as a thrower. "Mister Joe" as he preferred to be called, was a dead catch on flies, yet he made no effort to give a close or scientific exhibition of outfielding. He was entirely lacking in initiative and never resorted to tricks or subterfuge to put something over on the opposition. Jackson should have been one of the greatest base runners in the game, on account of his speed, but the fine points of pilfering were foreign to him.

                              By an odd twist of the fates, Jackson just missed becoming a member of the Detroit Tigers when he was a busher. On the day the Detroit ivory-hunter chose to watch the big fellow do his stuff, Joe placidly galloped through nine innings in his stocking feet. The searcher of talent immediately concluded that Jackson was too goofy to get by in the big leagues, and left the park in disgust. Jackson later defended his act with the explanation that spiked shoes hurt his feet. The nickname "Shoeless Joe" was the result of that unique incident.

                              At the plate one day after he had biffed a long hard foul, the catcher complimented Jackson in this wise: "How do you bust them so hard, Joe?" And the elongated Jackson naively replied, "Don't know--I jes' swing, and they go safe." That remark probably reflected Jackson's make-up. He just did things on the ball field, and could give no illuminating reason for it. Jackson's admirers always liked to believe that he was led into the Black Sox affair of 1919, and would have followed the straight line of duty if he had been accustomed to self-assertiveness. (Baseball Magazine, February, 1929, by George Moriarty.)
                              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-25-2008, 02:44 PM.

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