Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Post-White Sox Life and Death

This is from the New York Times in the middle of 1922, describing a pr campaign to rehabilitate Jackson and Buck Weaver:

This is from an Associated Press story in January 1934, when Jackson asked Kenesaw Mountain Landis for reinstatement:


Finally, here are some comments from Ty Cobb and a brief summary of Jackson on his death in December 1951:

With an AP picture of Jackson in 1935:

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  1. To me, the sentence that matters the most, by far, is in the second part of the 1934 article where it says, “…Jackson had testified under oath that he had accepted an offer of $20,000…” This is a fact that, no matter how sympathetic we may (or may not) choose to be with Jackson, just isn’t going to go away.
    Betting on baseball is still the single biggest sin in baseball, as Pete Rose also learned the hard way.
    Very nicely organized primary documents on an always interesting topic.

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