Shoeless Joe Jackson was a player for the Chicago White Sox who in 1919 was involved in the Black Sox Scandal.Edit

During his 11-year career in the MLB, he played for three teams. He has played for the Philidelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps (later the Indians), and the Chicago White Sox. In 1919, he was banned for life from the MLB.Edit


He grew up in extreme poverty to a sharecropper. At age 10, in 1897, he nearly died from measles. He was a child laborer.


He died in 1951.

Other controveryEdit

In 1908, at age 21, he married a 15-year old girl. 

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