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Full Name: Joseph Jefferson Jackson Primary Position: OF
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/200 First Game: August 25, 1908
Birthdate: July 16, 1889 Final Game: September 27, 1920
Birthplace: Pickens County, South Carolina MLB Experience: 13 years
Died: December 5, 1951
Deathplace: Greenville, South Carolina
Bat/Throw: Left/Right


Biography

Shoeless Joe Jackson (Joseph Jefferson Jackson) was born on July 16, 1889 in Pickens County, South Carolina. He made his Major League debut on August 25, 1908 for the Philadelphia Athletics. In 1911, his rookie year, he hit .408 with 7 home runs and 83 RBI. Jackson played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox over the course of his 13 year career.

Most people believe that Shoeless Joe Jackson's best season was 1911, when he stole 41 bases, hit for a .408 average and knocked in 83 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1908 PHI A 5 23 0 3 0 3 .130 .130 .130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1909 PHI A 5 17 3 3 0 3 .176 .222 .176 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1910 CLE A 20 75 15 29 1 11 .387 .446 .587 2 5 8 0 0 3 4 0 0
1911 CLE A 147 571 126 233 7 83 .408 .468 .590 45 19 56 0 8 6 41 0 0
1912 CLE A 154 572 121 226 3 90 .395 .458 .579 44 26 54 0 12 15 35 0 0
1913 CLE A 148 528 109 197 7 71 .373 .460 .551 39 17 80 26 5 10 26 0 0
1914 CLE A 122 453 61 153 3 53 .338 .399 .464 22 13 41 34 5 13 22 0 0
1915 CLE A 83 303 42 99 3 45 .327 .389 .469 16 9 28 11 3 3 10 0 0
1915 CHI A 45 158 21 43 2 36 .272 .378 .399 4 5 24 12 3 8 6 0 0
1915 TOT A 128 461 63 142 5 81 .308 .385 .445 20 14 52 23 6 11 16 0 0
1916 CHI A 155 592 91 202 3 78 .341 .393 .495 40 21 46 25 5 16 24 0 0
1917 CHI A 146 538 91 162 5 75 .301 .375 .429 20 17 57 25 7 19 13 0 0
1918 CHI A 17 65 9 23 1 20 .354 .425 .492 2 2 8 1 0 5 3 0 0
1919 CHI A 139 516 79 181 7 96 .351 .422 .506 31 14 60 10 4 17 9 0 0
1920 CHI A 146 570 105 218 12 121 .382 .444 .589 42 20 56 14 7 16 9 0 0
Total 1332 4981 873 1772 54 785 .356 .423 .517 307 168 519 158 59 131 202 0 0

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1908 PHI A OF 5 0 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1909 PHI A OF 4 0 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833
1910 CLE A OF 20 0 0 40 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1911 CLE A OF 147 0 0 242 32 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1912 CLE A OF 150 0 0 273 30 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1913 CLE A OF 148 0 0 211 28 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 .930
1914 CLE A OF 119 0 0 195 13 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1915 CLE A 1B 30 0 0 284 15 7 12 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1915 CLE A OF 50 0 0 68 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1915 CHI A OF 45 0 0 84 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .947
1915 TOT A LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1915 TOT A OF 95 0 0 152 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .953
1916 CHI A OF 155 0 0 290 17 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1917 CHI A OF 145 0 0 341 18 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1918 CHI A OF 17 0 0 36 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1919 CHI A OF 139 0 0 252 15 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 .967
1920 CHI A OF 145 0 0 314 14 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .965
Total OF 1289 0 0 2362 183 100 36 0 0 0 0 0 .962
Total 1B 30 0 0 284 15 7 12 0 0 0 0 0 .977

Transactions

  • Traded by Philadelphia Athletics to Cleveland Naps (July 30, 1910) completing trade in which Philadelphia Athletics traded Morrie Rath and a player to be named later to Cleveland Naps in exchange for Bris Lord (July 23, 1910).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians to Chicago White Sox in exchange for Braggo Roth, Ed Klepfer, $31500 and a player to be named later (August 21, 1915); Cleveland Indians received Larry Chappell (February 14, 1916).

Trivia

  • World Series Champion: 1917
  • Finished 2nd in the MVP voting in 1913
  • Has a .356 career AVG, 3rd all-time
  • Has a .423 career OBP, 17th all-time
  • Lead the league in triples 3 times. His 168 is good enough for 26th best all-time


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