What was Shoeless Joe Jackson's batting average in the 1919 World Series?

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d. .375

Jackson was one of eight players who were brought up on charges of intentionally losing the World Series.  Jury selection in their trial began on July 5, 1921.

Jackson's defenders argue that he couldn't possibly have been trying to lose with such amazing statistics.  He racked up 12 hits, committed no errors and threw out a runner at home plate.

But as far as Major League Baseball is concerned, Jackson was guilty. He was banned from ever playing again and even now remains ineligible for the Hall of Fame, despite his .355 career batting average which ranks third all-time.


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