January 16, 2013

Shoeless Joe

Phil Bildner will be visiting our school in one month. One of his books, Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy, inspired me to research Joe Jackson.

Image from Barnes & Noble

Joe played baseball in the early 1900's for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps, and Chicago White Sox. He was suspended from baseball during the infamous Chicago White Sox scandal of 1919. Joe was later cleared of all charges, but never again allowed to play professional baseball.

Here is Phil giving a tour of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum:

Want to complete a little research of your own? Tell me, who was BLACK BETSY?