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Joseph "Shoeless Joe" Jackson

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Asinof, Eliot. Eight Men Out. New York: Holt, Rinehardt and Winston, 1963.

Bildner, Phil, illustrated by C. F. Payne. Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy. New York: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers, 2002.

Fleitz, David L. Shoeless: The Life and Times of Joe Jackson. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland, 2001.

Frommer, Harvey. Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1992.

Garraty, John A. and Mark C. Carnes, editors. American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Gutman, Dan. Shoeless Joe and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure. New York: Harper Collins, 2002.

Hickok, Ralph. A Who's Who of Sports Champions. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.

Kavanagh, Jack. Shoeless Joe Jackson. New York: Chelsea House, 1995.

Kinsella, W. P. Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa. Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1980.

Kinsella, W. P. Shoeless Joe. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982.

Vernoff, Edward, and Rima Shore. The Penguin International Dictionary of Contemporary Biography from 1900 to the Present. New York: Penguin Putnam, 2001.

Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. Baseball: An Illustrated History, (companion book to PBS documentary). New York: Knopf, 1994.


Carlin, Peter Ames, and Lorna Grisby. "Extra Innings: Major League Baseball Reconsiders the Case of Exiled Legend 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson." People (July 3, 2000): 107.

Ebert, Roger. Review of Eight Men Out. Chicago Sun Times (September 2, 1988).

Ebert, Roger. Review of Field of Dreams. Chicago Sun Times (April 21, 1989).

Fitzpatrick, Frank. "Shoeless Joe Jackson still the subject of lore and curiosity." Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service (September 16, 1996).

Heller, Dick. "Ted and Bob go to bat for Shoeless Joe." Insight on the News (March 23, 1998): 40.

Kaplan, David A. "Infamy and Immortality: 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson was part of baseball's worst scandal. Should he still be let into the Hall of Fame?" Newsweek (August 2, 1999): 59.

"Shoeless Joe runs again." Economist (April 1, 2000): 31.


Eight Men Out. Orion Pictures (1988).

Field of Dreams. Universal Pictures (1989).

Shoeless Joe Jackson's Virtual Hall of Fame. http://www.blackbetsy.com (October 1, 2002).

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Famous Sports StarsBaseballJoseph "Shoeless Joe" Jackson Biography - Humble Beginnings, A Major League Player, Black Sox Scandal, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments