September 28, 1920 – Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted by a grand jury for conspiring with gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series in what became known as the Black Sox Scandal. The players were acquitted by the jury, but they were still banned for life from professional baseball. (From the Daily Bleed)
Black Sox Scandal May 23, 1919 Members of the American League champion Chicago White Sox, including Shoeless Joe Jackson. Are accused of throwing the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in the infamous "Black Sox" scandal.
Joseph Jefferson Jackson - Better known as Shoeless Joe Jackson. A great player who Babe Ruth is said to have modeled himself on, banned from the game in 1920 following the infamous Black Sox Scandal and ineligible under MLB to enter Baseball Hall of Fame. Little kid supposedly said to Shoeless Joe, on his way out of testifying before the Grand Jury "Say it ain't so Joe." Ray Liotta played character based on Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Field of Dreams".
Banned from professional baseball by Kennesaw Mountain Landis for alleged involvement in the "Black Sox Scandal" of 1919, a 44 year old Shoeless Joe Jackson plays with the semi pro Greenville Spinners, circa 1932
Joseph Jefferson Jackson (July 16, 1887 – December 5, 1951), nicknamed "Shoeless Joe", was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball in the early part of the 20th century. He is remembered for his performance on the field and for his association with the Black Sox Scandal, in which members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox participated in a conspiracy to fix the World Series.
The famous "Black Sox Scandal", as several White Sox players purposely lose the World Series for gambling purposes. This scenario demonstrates quid pro quo, as an individual asked the players to lose the game in exchange for money.