"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

Ty Cobb, Detroit, and Joe Jackson, Cleveland, standing alongside each other, each holding bats, c1913. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

 (1887–1951) Considered one of the most outstanding hitters in the history of baseball, Joe Jackson's career .356 batting average is the third highest in history, after Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby. Joe Jackson was born in Brandon Mills.

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