Shoeless Joe, he hit for an astounding .400 average and was banned from the major leagues for the Black Sox Scandal.
He worked twelve hour shifts at a mill, starting at the age of six or seven to make ends meet for his family.
According to legend, his nickname came from an amateur game when he took off a pair of uncomfortable cleats.
He was married to Katherin Wynn from 1908, until his death in 1951.
Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first MLB commissioner, banned him for the 1920 baseball season.