"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson holding a bat and wearing a baseball uniform.

Shoeless Joe Jackson, Black Betsy in hand, during his 1913 season with the Cleveland Naps. Wikimedia Commons.

 (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.