“Getting thrown out of baseball was like having part of me amputated. I've heard that old men wake up and scratch itchy legs that been dust for over fifty years. That was me. I'd wake up at night with the smell of the ball park in my nose, the cool of the
grass on my feet…”
This baseball shirt was inspired by the Major League Baseball player “Shoeless Joe”. His record-breaking career saw
him play for three MLB teams in the early 1900s, primarily playing in left field. In fact, he was still considered a rookie in 1911, when he hit for a .408 average, a single-season record that still stands.
Jackson is often remembered for his association with the Black Sox Scandal, in which members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox participated in a conspiracy to fix the World Series. As a result,
Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned Jackson from baseball after the1920 season. Shoeless Joe’s role in the scandal, his banishment from the game, and his exclusion from the Baseball Hall of Fame have been fiercely debated.
In 1999, he ranked number 35 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players and was a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. The fans have voted him as the 12th-best outfielder of all-time.
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