Shoeless Joe Jackson
- How could this be that sportheros who beat up
their wives,go to jail or even kill get to go to the
hall of fame when shoeless joe who isn't guilty gets a
punshment thats more worse than death what is this world
comming too?<br>Mary M
- Did you Know?<br> Babe Ruth copy his swing and in
the fifties when asked who was the greatest hitter he
ever saw he said "I thought Joe jackson was the
greatest hitter back then and I still feel that way to
this day". <br> Ty Cobb also said he was the greatest
natural hitter he had ever seen.<br> Ernie Shore (Red Sox
ace, 1915 won 18 games 1.64 era.) When asked about
hitters. "Cobb was a tough one. Lord, was he tough. But,
you know, he wasn't the greatest hitter I ever faced.
That was Joe Jackson. Why? He just hit everything you
threw up there, that's why. And I mean he hit it.
There's a difference between getting your bat on the ball
and hitting it, if you know what I mean. He once
lined a ball between my legs that didn't touch the
ground until it got behaind second base. Good Lord, if
that ball would have struck me it would have killed
me. There was no way you could fool him with a pitch.
Every time he put his bat on the ball it was a line
drive. And it just whistled! If he had elevated the ball
the way Ruth did, he would have hit just as many home
runs as Babe, no question about it."<br><br>Smoky Joe
Wood( 1912,Wood had what many consider the greatest
single season ever enjoyed by a pitcher. W34 L5 had 10
shutouts, 258 strikeouts, 1.91 era, and completed 35 of 38
starts.) On Jackson- "One of the greatest ballplayers of
all time. What a hitter! He'd carry that big black
bat up there and whale away. You just had to admire
him, even though he might be beating your brains out.
How do you pitch to him? Try your best and hope it
isn't his day. He didn't have a weakness. It takes a
natural hitter to go down to the end of the bat. Jackson
could do it. Not to many of them. Cobb, for instance.
He was up on the bat."<br><br>Some comments from
some of the greatest about Shoeless Joe.
- Not only was Joe's innocence proven in court, but
his spectacular play on the field showed beyond a
reasonable doubt that Joe Jackson took no part in the fix.
He led both teams with a 375 batting average and
broke the series record for most hit with twelve. He
hit the only home run of the Series off af Hod Eller
in the final game. In game six of the Series, Joe
ran all the way home from first on a single and
scored the winning run. He handled thirty ball in the
outfield and never made an error or allowed a man to
advance a base. He threw out two men at home from left
field, and could have thrown out another one if a bad
cutoff had not been made. Joe Jackson had one of the
best individual performances in World Series history.
You make the call.
- In 1911, Joseph Jefferson Wofford Jackson in his
rookie year (1909 and 1910 he played major league but
didn't have enough at bats to qualify for the batting
title), Shoeless Joe batted .408. To this day no other
rookie has broken this record. WOW!
- JOIN THIS CLUB IF YOU WANT TO FURTHER SUPPORT JOE JACKSON'S CAUSE! Many photos, good links:<br><br>clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/theshoelessjoejacksonfanclub
- how many ab did the mighty joe have that year?I
am only asking,because I am new t this web thing.The
hall of fame should be called hall of shame because
they don't include two of the greatest players to ever
play the game ,charlie hustle (pete rose) and the
imortal legand himself SHOELESS JOE JACKSON. how sweet it
would have been if these two were on the same team