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frog99 wrote:No he didn't.
Jackson may have played hard at the plate, but also made costly errors that lead to several loses. Comiskey may have been a terrible person & boss, but Jackson wasn't his fall guy. Afterall Jackson was the one who took money to lose games not Comiskey
Los Angeles Cubs wrote:I think he deserves to be in the Hall. To me it matters what he did on the field. Especially because it was during the World Series that he participated in throwing the games.
wkelly91 wrote:For those of you who want to stand up now and say: "Well then what about Rose, can we let him in too?"
It is too soon. Lets have this discussion in another 60 years when all the facts have been ferretted out and Rose has had the opportunity for a death-bed confession.
Lofunzo wrote:Los Angeles Cubs wrote:I think he deserves to be in the Hall. To me it matters what he did on the field. Especially because it was during the World Series that he participated in throwing the games.
Right. And it was determined that he threw games on the field. So you are saying that it's O.K. because it was the WS?? That is the grandest stage.
Until it is ever determined with certainty that he did not throw the series, I say keep him out. You gotta be strong with this stuff.
stomperrob wrote:Jackson warned Comiskey about the fix ahead of time and even asked to be benched for the World Series so as not to held to blame with the others. Comiskey obviously could not admit to this to save Jackson with implicating himself. Later when he was given the money, he went to Comiskey's office with the money but had the door slammed in his faceby Comiskey's assistant, Harry Grabiner who said "We know what you want" because there were 2 other players in the office at that very moment, Gandil and Felsch discussing the fix with Comiskey.
Ban Johnson, founder of the American League tried to drive Comiskey out of the game because of his involvement.
Even Comiskey swore under oath he never saw Jackson play dishonest baseball, including the 1919 World Series. Comiskey screwed Jackson by denying Jackson told him ahead of time of the fix, not by accusing him of throwing the series - an important distinction!
As for his defensive play, he had 16 put-outs, 1 assist, and no errors. The South Carolina State Senate and House of Representatives passed a resolution in 1951 in favor of reinstating Jackson - in their review of the facts they found "his fielding average for the Series of 1919 was perfect".
Sorry, but I definitely have to side with Joe on this - Comiskey is the one who doesn't deserve to be in the Hall.
LCBOY wrote:Please cite your sources. Where did you read that Jackson told Comiskey about the fix BEFORE the World Series?
The 1951 resolution is meaningless, passed by Joe Jackson supporters.
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