Chicago White Sox: What You Didn't Know About Shoeless Joe Jackson

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Chicago White Sox: What You Didn't Know About Shoeless Joe Jackson
Courtesy of RealClearSports.com

Shoeless Joe Jackson will forever be remembered for his "involvement" in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal where eight members of the team were banned from the game of baseball.

The basics: eight members of the Chicago White Sox accepted $5,000 apiece in exchange for sabotaging the 1919 World Series and losing to the Cincinnati Reds.

In an era when ballplayers needed every last buck, the committing of the deed was immoral yet fathomable.

To this day, much remains hazy regarding the intricacies of the operation, including Jackson's role. The only thing we know for certain is that Shoeless Joe Jackson was an amazing ballplayer, and his story needs to be heard.

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