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LBJackal wrote:Shoeless Joe was by far the best player in the World Series that year, and he blew away everybody else with stats. Also, those triples that were hit were NOT all hit to him. I think one of them was to him, and it was to center field, but he got to it first. His defense was fine, and his hitting was awesome. He was innocent, and should be in the Hall. There's no evidence that he was involved in throwing any games. He was given money which he did not accept, but tried to return.
8 Men Out page 177 wrote: After they swore [Jackson] in, he began talking. They asked him questions, leading into the story of the fix. He told them of the gradual feeling-out by Gandil and Risberg...They would give him $20,000 for helping out. It was easy; all he had to do was go along with it; let a ball drop a few feet in front of him; not hit the big one with men on. He could look good and still play badly. Twenty thousand dollars. Finally he agreed...
Stejay wrote:Yes, i do think that Joe Jackson shoul be elected to the hall of fame. He was too good not to be. One moment of madness and everyone forgets about greatness. Same with Rose. Saying that, I also think itwoul be unfair to elect Jackson and not Rose. So there you have i, a plus and a minus. Overall, they should both be elected
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