Joe Jackson Stats

Joe Jackson was born on Saturday, July 16, 1887, in Pickens County, South Carolina. Jackson was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 25, 1908, with the Philadelphia Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Joe Jackson baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"I thought he (Joe Jackson) was the greatest hitter I had ever seen, the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He's the guy who made me a hitter. I copied his swing." - Babe Ruth in Joe Jackson: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters) (Kelly Boyer Sagert, Greenwood Publishing, 10/30/2004, Page 51) [ Shoeless Joe Jackson Quotes ]

Joe Jackson


Career
All-Star
Wild Card
Division
LCS
Birth Name:
Joseph Jefferson Jackson
Nickname:
Shoeless Joe
Born On:
07-16-1887  (Cancer)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pickens County, South Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-05-1951 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Greenville, South Carolina
Cemetery:
Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, South Carolina
High School:
None Attended
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
08-25-1908 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-27-1920
Draft:
Not Applicable

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson Pitching Stats

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson Hitting Stats

1908 21 Athletics 5 23 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 - 3 0 - 0 - .130 .130 .130
1909 22 Athletics 5 17 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 - 3 0 - 0 - .176 .222 .176
1910 23 Naps 20 75 15 29 2 5 1 0 11 8 - 8 3 - 0 - .387 .446 .587
1911 24 Naps 147 571 126 233 45 19 7 1 83 56 - 43 6 - 8 - .408 .468 .590
1912 25 Naps 154 572 121 226 44 26 3 0 90 54 - 19 15 - 12 - .395 .458 .579
1913 26 Naps 148 528 109 197 39 17 7 1 71 80 - 26 10 - 5 - .373 .460 .551
1914 27 Naps 122 453 61 153 22 13 3 0 53 41 - 34 13 - 5 - .338 .399 .464
1915 28 Indians 83 303 42 99 16 9 3 0 45 28 - 11 3 - 3 - .327 .389 .469
1915 28 White Sox 45 158 21 43 4 5 2 0 36 24 - 12 8 - 3 - .272 .378 .399
1916 29 White Sox 155 592 91 202 40 21 3 0 78 46 - 25 16 - 5 - .341 .393 .495
1917 30 White Sox 146 538 91 162 20 17 5 0 75 57 - 25 19 - 7 - .301 .375 .429
1918 31 White Sox 17 65 9 23 2 2 1 0 20 8 - 1 5 - 0 - .354 .425 .492
1919 32 White Sox 139 516 79 181 31 14 7 0 96 60 - 10 17 - 4 - .351 .422 .506
1920 33 White Sox 146 570 105 218 42 20 12 2 121 56 - 14 16 - 7 - .382 .444 .589
13 Years 1,332 4,981 873 1,772 307 168 54 4 785 519 - 234 131 - 59 - .356 .423 .517

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Joe Jackson Fielding Stats

1908 Athletics CF 5 5 45 8 1.6 7 6 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 4.20
1909 Athletics OF 4 4 80 12 3.0 10 10 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 3.38
1910 Naps OF 20 20 553 43 2.2 42 40 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.05
1911 Naps OF 147 145 3,852 286 1.9 274 242 32 12 8 n/a n/a n/a .958 1.92
1912 Naps OF 150 150 3,781 319 2.1 303 273 30 16 2 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.16
1913 Naps RF 148 147 3,621 257 1.7 239 211 28 18 5 n/a n/a n/a .930 1.78
1914 Naps CF 30 29 478 70 2.3 68 62 6 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 3.84
1914 Naps LF 3 2 60 3 1.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
1914 Naps RF 88 88 2,244 143 1.6 138 132 6 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .965 1.66
1915 Indians 1B 30 29 780 306 10.2 299 284 15 7 12 n/a n/a n/a .977 10.35
1915 Indians LF 6 6 144 212 35.3 212 212 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 39.75
1915 Indians RF 44 44 1,173 65 1.5 62 56 6 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .954 1.43
1915 White Sox CF 26 26 738 163 6.3 159 155 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.82
1915 White Sox LF 19 19 474 132 6.9 131 129 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .992 7.46
1916 White Sox LF 135 134 3,573 2,291 17.0 2,283 2,267 16 8 5 n/a n/a n/a .997 17.25
1916 White Sox RF 22 21 507 228 10.4 228 226 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.14
1917 White Sox CF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1917 White Sox LF 124 124 3,330 2,328 18.8 2,322 2,308 14 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .997 18.83
1917 White Sox RF 21 21 555 141 6.7 140 135 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 6.81
1918 White Sox LF 14 14 378 130 9.3 130 129 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.29
1918 White Sox RF 3 3 78 7 2.3 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.42
1919 White Sox LF 120 120 3,126 1,250 10.4 1,242 1,231 11 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .994 10.73
1919 White Sox RF 20 19 504 126 6.3 125 121 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 6.70
1920 White Sox LF 145 141 3,795 340 2.3 328 314 14 12 2 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.33
1920 White Sox RF 4 4 99 8 2.0 6 5 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.64
LF Totals 566 560 14,880 6,686 11.8 6,651 6,592 59 35 13 n/a n/a n/a .995 12.07
RF Totals 350 347 8,781 975 2.8 945 893 52 30 8 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.91
OF Totals 321 319 8,266 660 2.1 629 565 64 31 11 n/a n/a n/a .953 2.05
CF Totals 62 60 1,264 241 3.9 234 223 11 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.00
1B Totals 30 29 780 306 10.2 299 284 15 7 12 n/a n/a n/a .977 10.35
13 Years 1,329 1,315 33,971 8,868 6.7 8,758 8,557 201 110 46 n/a n/a n/a .988 6.96

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson Miscellaneous Stats

1908 Athletics 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.7 7.7 - - -
1909 Athletics 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.7 5.7 - - -
1910 Naps 4 - - 0 0 n/a 75.0 9.4 6.8 - - -
1911 Naps 41 - - 0 0 n/a 81.6 13.3 6.9 - - -
1912 Naps 35 - - 0 0 n/a 190.7 30.1 6.4 - - -
1913 Naps 26 - - 0 0 n/a 75.4 20.3 7.4 - - -
1914 Naps 22 15 .595 0 0 n/a 151.0 13.3 8.5 - - -
1915 Indians 10 10 .500 0 0 n/a 101.0 27.5 6.7 - - -
1915 White Sox 6 10 .375 0 0 n/a 79.0 13.2 4.4 - - -
1916 White Sox 24 14 .632 0 0 n/a 197.3 23.7 7.6 - - -
1917 White Sox 13 - - 0 0 n/a 107.6 21.5 7.2 - - -
1918 White Sox 3 - - 0 0 n/a 65.0 65.0 3.3 - - -
1919 White Sox 9 - - 0 0 n/a 73.7 51.6 5.4 - - -
1920 White Sox 9 12 .429 1 0 n/a 47.5 40.7 4.7 - - -
13 Years 202 61 .768 1 0 n/a 92.2 21.3 6.3 - - -

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1908 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1909 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a -
1910 Cleveland Naps n/a Undetermined n/a -
1911 Cleveland Naps n/a Undetermined n/a -
1912 Cleveland Naps n/a Undetermined n/a -
1913 Cleveland Naps n/a $8,000.00 n/a -
1914 Cleveland Naps n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1915 Cleveland Indians n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1915 Chicago White Sox n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1916 Chicago White Sox n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1917 Chicago White Sox n/a $6,000.00 n/a Stats
1918 Chicago White Sox n/a $6,000.00 n/a -
1919 Chicago White Sox n/a $6,000.00 n/a Stats
1920 Chicago White Sox n/a $8,000.00 n/a -
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Did you know that Joe Jackson was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Jackson was named one of the twenty-three outfielders.

1919 Chicago White Sox
1919 Chicago White Sox Postcard | Joe Jackson - Last Row - Furthest Right
In 2002, Baseball Almanac acquired the courtroom testimony of Joe Jackson and added it to the site. Here is a brief excerpt from that Shoeless Joe Jackson Courtroom Testimony page:

Attorney: Did anybody pay you any money to help throw that series in favor of Cincinnati?

Shoeless Joe Jackson: They did.

Attorney: How much did they pay?

Shoeless Joe Jackson: They promised me $20,000 and paid me five.

Attorney: Who promised you the twenty thousand?

Shoeless Joe Jackson: " Chick " Gandil .

Attorney: Who is Chick Gandil ?

Shoeless Joe Jackson: He was their first baseman on the White Sox club.

Attorney: Who paid you the $5,000?

Shoeless Joe Jackson: Lefty Williams brought it in my room and threw it down.

Attorney: Who is Lefty Williams ?

Shoeless Joe Jackson: The pitcher on the White Sox club.

Knowing this, and hopefully you had an opportunity to read the entire transcript as this is a very brief segment (and far from the whole story), do you enshrine Joe Jackson in the National Baseball Hall of Fame? Share your opinion with us today on Baseball Fever .

Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson | Helmar Big League Brea (#42)
An April 29, 1911, issue of The Sporting Life had the following quote, "Cleveland fans don't think Joe is as good as Ty Cobb . They are of the unanimous opinion that he is better than the Tigers star." Ty Cobb did finish his career with the highest batting average in Major League history ( Top 1,000 ), but Joe Jackson wasn't too far behind - finishing with the third highest batting average in baseball history. Perhaps had his bat, Black Betsy (pictured below), been able to complete its career we would have found out which fans were correct.
Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson "Black Betsy" Baseball Bat | Sotheby's Auctions, New York, New York

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