#Shortstops: Shoes for a legend
It was a matchup where the Chicago White Sox were initially heavily favored in over the Cincinnati Reds, but the White Sox lost the series 5 games to 3 in a best-of-9 set. A year later, eight players of the 1919 White Sox roster were accused of “throwing” or purposefully losing the World Series in exchange for payment from an array of bookmakers with ties to organized crime.
Joe Jackson represented the humble, working-class American and played with tremendous pride while experiencing a great amount of success over the duration of his career. Though Jackson is ineligible for the Hall of Fame, the Museum does honor his excellence by showcasing and preserving a number of his artifacts.
Anthony DeSimone was a 2019 membership intern in the Hall of Fame’s Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development