Should Shoeless Joe Jackson Be In The Hall Of Fame
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Should Shoeless Joe Jackson Be In The Baseball Hall Of Fame?
Who among us has not watched the movie " Field of Dreams " and learned and heard about the story of Shoeless Joe Jackson told in that movie. Have you ever wondered was Shoeless Joe Jackson innocent or guilty. When he signed the confession did he even know what he was signing. Probably he did not as history tells us Shoeless Joe Jackson could not read and could write nothing but his name.
Probably only Pete Rose creates more controversy than Shoeless Joe Jackson and should they both be in the Baseball Hall of fame. Well were not going to cover Pete Rose here but we will Shoeless Joe Jackson. Did you know that during the 1919 World Series Shoeless Joe Jackson batted .375 for the series with six runs batted in. Doesn't sound like someone who was trying to throw the game does it? Even today Shoeless Joe Jackson holds the third highest batting average of all time. The only two ahead of Shoeless Joe Jackson are Ty Cobb and Roger Hornby. Ty Cobb said Shoeless Joe Jackson was the greatest natural hitter to ever play the game.
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Shoeless Joe Jacksons ,356 batting average is the third best of all time. In 1917 , his fielding percentage ( .984 ) was near the top of the league. He went on to lead the American League in almost every category. There is no serious debate about Shoeless Joe Jackson's Hall of Fame credentials. Probally the only thing keeping Shoeless Joe Jackson out of the Baseball Hall of Fame was the fact that he was banned from Baseball for life. But should he have been. I think not. Shoeless Joe Jackson and his brilliant career are over shadowed by the 1919 World Series and the fact that eight baseball players took money to fix the 1919 World Series. Shoeless Joe Jackson took $5000.00 to throw the 1919 World Series but from everything that has been found out down thru history Shoeless Joe Jackson did anything but throw the World Series. Shoeless Joe Jackson even went to the teams owner Comiskey and told him what was going on and asked to be benched for the series but Comiskey ignored him. Doesn't sound like a man who was guilty does it?
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Shoeless Joe Jackson died in 1951 and is still banned today. His last words were said to have been , " Well I'm going to face the greatest Umpire of all and he knows I am innocent. "
The Commissioner of Baseball needs to reopen the Shoeless Joe Jackson issue and let Shoeless Joe Jackson into the Baseball Hall of Fame. If any Baseball Player in history desrves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame its Shoeless Joe Jackson. Help us out by giving this page a Digg below. Lets all see if we can help out Shoeless Joe Jackson. If you have not watched Field Of Dreams rent it or buy it and watch it. Invite friends to watch it. Send letters to the Commissioner of Baseball Bud Selig and ask him to let Shoeless Joe Jackson into the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Below is Bud Selig's address. Send him a letter today and get everyone you know to sign it.
Commissioner of Baseball, 245 Park Ave., 31st Fl., New York, NY 10167
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" Shoeless Joe Jackson " , Joseph Jefferson Jackson was born in Brandon Mills S.C. As a child he worked alongside his father in a Brandon Mills Textile Mill. Outside of the mill Joe's main interest was baseball and pretty soon Joe was a star on the mills baseball team. Shoeless Joe Jackson was banned from Baseball for his alledged part in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal but over the 80 plus years since then many fans think Shoeless Joe Jackson got a raw deal and should be in Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. What do you think? Does Shoeless Joe Jackson belong in the Hall of Fame or should he be kept out forever. Comment below and let us know what you think.
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