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Nearly ninety years have passed since America was rocked by the biggest sports scandal of the twentieth century: the alleged fixing of the 1919 World Series by the Chicago “Black Sox.” Eight ballplayers from one of the greatest teams ever were banished from baseball forever—despite being found innocent in a court of law—foremost among them the legendary Joseph Jefferson Jackson, “Shoeless Joe,” who maintained his innocence until his death.

 

Now, in Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, Harvey Frommer weaves oral history, court testimony, and sparkling narrative together to re-create the life and times of the illiterate farm boy who became one of the greatest players in baseball history. To read this riveting story is to rediscover a sport and a nation at a crossroads in a time marked by larger-than-life characters, the First World War, and the great pilgrimage from the country to the city.

But this is more than an in-depth biography; it is an impassioned but reasoned argument for a reevaluation of this misunderstood man, and it raises new questions about the entire Black Sox scandal. Included for the first time ever is Jacksons sworn grand jury testimony, complete and unaltered.

About the Author

Harvey Frommer is a noted sports author and oral historian and the author of over forty books, including Remembering Yankee Stadium: An Oral and Narrative History of “The House that Ruth Built.”

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803218628
Author:
Frommer, Harvey
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
Baseball - General
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Baseball
Subject:
Baseball players
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Baseball - History
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Sports - General
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Sports - Baseball
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Jackson, Joe
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Baseball players -- United States.
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Sports
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Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 photographs
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.8 lb

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