Shoeless Joe


In 1919, Shoeless Joe Jackson and the White Sox found themselves back in the running for another World Series ring. 

Jackson batted .351 during the regular season and .375 with perfect fielding in the World Series. The heavily favored Sox found themselves in a losing battle against the Cincinnati Reds. 

During the next year while batting .385 – and leading the American league in triples – Jackson was suspended after allegations that he was among eight members of the White Sox who threw the previous World Series. 

In 1921 A Chicago jury acquitted Jackson of helping to fix the 1919 World Series, but Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first commissioner of Baseball, went against the ruling and banned all eight players including Joe Jackson, from baseball, for life.