frog99 wrote:Jackson may never have dropped balls, but it is easy for an outfeilder to "misjudge" a fly ball which does not earn him an error. Example: A rotuine fly ball is hit, but the outfeilder does not break as soon as the ball is hit. He then runs (but not as fast as he is capable of) then when he gets near the ball he dives, and misses the ball, which gets by him. the runner is credited with a triple, (not an erro, afterall the outfeilder looked like he treid) and an easy out is lost.
Read 8 Men Out it explains in detail how the players fix games, so some fans are fooled.
I'm quite aware of how fielders can do these things - I'm saying that Jackson didn't. People keep saying he did but he didn't. Let's put the issue of his fielding to rest - look at the testimony of James C. Hamilton, official scorer of the 1919 World Series - he stated the only suspicious play he saw involving Jackson was one in which Jackson was throwing the ball from center field to home plate for an out when Cicotte jumped up and knocked the ball down - it was a good throw and clearly not Joe's fault.
There was nothing wrong with his fielding!!!!