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Shoeless Joe Jackson

In defense of 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson
Chicago Tribune, by Erika Slife, Tribune Reporter
Profile of CBM Board Members Duffy and Voelker's
Quest to clear Shoeless Joe Jackson
September 9, 2009

Two Chicago attorneys have joined the ranks of those trying to clear "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's name.

Paul Duffy, who represents the fledgling Chicago Baseball Museum organization, and Daniel Voelker, who has sat on the group's board of directors, take exception with assertions made about Jackson in the 1963 book by the late Eliot Asinof, "Eight Men Out." The book, later made into a popular film of the same name, is about the eight White Sox players suspected of fixing the 1919 World Series.

Read more:
"In defense of 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson" on the Chicago Tribune website...

Full article:
"It Ain't So, Kid, It Just Ain't So": History's Apology to "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Charles Comiskey and Chicago's Black Sox

Related article in Chicago Lawyer Magazine:
'Shoeless' Joe Jackson & 'Eight Men Out'

 

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Player:

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

Born:
July 16, 1889

Birthplace:
Pickens County, SC

Batted:
Left

Threw:
Right

Debut:
August 25, 1908

Primary Position:
Outfield

Primary Team:
Chicago White Sox