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Joe Jackson

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Birthday
16, 1887
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Dec 5, 1951 (64)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1887
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Dec 5, 1951 (64)

About

Known as Shoeless Joe, he hit for an astounding .408 average in 1911, helped the Chicago White Sox win the 1917 World Series, and was banned from the major leagues in 1920 for the notorious Black Sox Scandal.

Before Fame

He worked twelve hour shifts at a mill, starting at the age of six or seven to make ends meet for his family.

Trivia

According to legend, his nickname came from an amateur game when he took off a pair of uncomfortable cleats.

Family Life

He was married to Katherin Wynn from 1908 until his death in 1951.

Associated With

Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first MLB commissioner, banned him from the major leagues following the 1920 season.