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Old 02-21-2007, 01:59 PM
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Posted By: peter chao

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Did Shoeless Joe ever play in the majors without shoes. If he did, how did he avoid getting spiked.

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Old 02-21-2007, 02:02 PM
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from www.blackbetsy.com excellent (but biased) site
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Back in 1908 Joe was playing for a team in his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina and he had bought a new pair of spikes. He had worn the spikes one day and the next day his team was playing the Anderson, South Carolina team. The new pair of spikes had rubbed blisters on Joe's feet, so he wanted to sit this game out, however his team was short some players and Joe had to play. Joe tried to play in the new spikes but they hurt his feet real bad. During one inning Joe took the spikes off and played in just his socks, he came up to bat and hit a triple and as he was pulling up at third an Anderson fan hollered "You shoeless son of a gun you!" It was the only day Joe played in his stockinged feet, but the name stuck forever. Joe did not like this handle he carried all his life, but that is how the world knew him......"Shoeless" Joe Jackson.


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He "never played without shoes". i have to go to a meeting, but I sure many people can chime in on his nick name, but no, he never once played without shoes. Very simple story realy.

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Tell me you've seen "Field of Dreams", right???

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Mike, Guys

My recollection is in Field of Dreams, Shoeless Joe did not have his shoes on. Is Joe Jackson the best prewar ballplayer that's not in the Hall of Fame.

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joe jackson is the BEST player not in the Hall from ANY era.

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Surely the answer is Dave Kingman.

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Pete Rose was better than Joe Jackson.

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Old 02-24-2007, 07:34 AM
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Posted By: MVSNYC

dave- that is debatable...

rose had greater endurance numbers (total hits), he played almost twice as long as jackson did...

but check out joe's numbers each season (hits, avg, etc)...amazing.

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Old 02-24-2007, 01:18 PM
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Posted By: Frank Wakefield

I agree, Rose was better... at domestic violence, crimes, a greater record of gambling for a longer time, Pete's in the Gambling Hall of Fame (I don't think Joe is), better at selling his signature. Pete was better than Joe at everything other than hitting a baseball, playing the game, and maybe reading.

Pete was definitely better. But he shouldn't be proud of his "betterness".

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