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Is there renewed hope
for 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson
gaining Hall of Fame?

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Posted By: MDConservative, 1/19/2020 12:22:20 PM

Perhaps there’s a place for “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in baseball’s Hall of Fame, after all. Efforts to have the late and legendary player with a .356 career batting average included in baseball immortality may intensify after a recent revelation by Major League Baseball that acknowledges that a deceased player is no longer bound by the constraints of a lifetime banishment from the game.

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Why not undermine "the integrity of the game"? If this happens I'd expect Pete Rose to do himself in for the honor of it. And the old argument of Joe hitting .375 in the infamous '19 World Series is empty, as is the "aquittal" in the Chicago court. Those are the surface...and there was much more down below. Check out Joe's "torrid" hitting stats in the losses...plenty of oh-fers and few RBIs.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starboard_side 1/19/2020 12:29:20 PM (No. 292646)
I've said for years, it's a lifetime ban, not an eternity ban. I'd be okay with making sure it would take 10 years, something similar to the wait after a retirement, after death, to be eligible too.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche 1/19/2020 1:55:29 PM (No. 292721)
Loopholes, yeah! There's law, the spirit of the law and then there's creative thinking. Along those lines, did you know a giant boulder is a moveable obstruction?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 1/19/2020 2:24:42 PM (No. 292736)
Don't be fooled by that .356 lifetime batting average. Joe's career ended while he was still in his prime - - age 31. He never went through the declining years - - 37, 38, 39, 40, etc. - - when batting averages drop sharply. If he had a full career - - his lifetime BA would probably have been about .338. Still impressive - - but not .356.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/19/2020 2:30:57 PM (No. 292740)
Somebody ask Pete Rose if he cares about this.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lazyman 1/20/2020 8:14:01 AM (No. 293144)
The Black Sox almost destroyed baseball and Shoeless accepted money. You don't honor that. Let's move on and yes they were found not guilty but the grand jury transcripts went missing. No matter what Scott thinks you can't unring a bell.
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