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Shoeless Joe Jackson

Joseph Jefferson Jackson (Shoeless Joe)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: July 16, 1887 in Pickens County, SC(All Transactions)
Debut: August 25, 1908 (Age 21.040, 3,075th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1911 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Naps/Indians/Athletics 1908-1920

Last Game: September 27, 1920 (Age 33.073)
Died: December 5, 1951 in Greenville, SC
Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, SC
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
1908 PHA AL 20 OF 5 8 6 1 1 0 .875 1.40 .954 1.84 0-5-0
1909 PHA AL 21 OF 4 12 10 0 2 0 .833 2.50 .951 1.85 3-1-0
1910 CLE AL 22 OF 20 43 40 2 1 1 .977 2.10 .954 1.83 0-15-5
1911 CLE AL 23 OF 147 286 242 32 12 8 .958 1.86 .950 1.99 0-47-100 MVP-4
1912 CLE AL 24 OF 150 319 273 30 16 2 .950 2.02 .951 2.04 0-19-131 MVP-9
1913 CLE AL 25 OF 148 257 211 28 18 5 .930 1.61 .953 2.01 0-0-148 MVP-2
1914 CLE AL 26 OF 119 119 116 215 195 13 7 4 .967 1.75 .956 2.00 MVP-5
1914 CLE AL 26 RF 88 88 85 143 132 6 5 1 .965 1.57 .960 1.58 MVP-5
1914 CLE AL 26 CF 30 29 29 70 62 6 2 1 .971 2.27 .955 2.35 MVP-5
1914 CLE AL 26 LF 3 2 2 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .960 2.07 MVP-5
1915 TOT AL 27 OF 95 95 94 172 152 12 8 1 .953 1.73 .958 2.05
1915 TOT AL 27 LF 25 25 24 44 41 2 1 0 .977 1.72 .963 2.09
1915 CLE AL 27 OF 50 50 50 77 68 6 3 0 .961 1.48 .958 2.05
1915 CLE AL 27 RF 44 44 44 65 56 6 3 0 .954 1.41 .957 1.60
1915 CLE AL 27 1B 30 29 28 306 284 15 7 12 .977 9.97 .987 10.78
1915 CLE AL 27 LF 6 6 6 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .963 2.08
1915 CHW AL 27 OF 45 45 44 95 84 6 5 1 .947 2.00 .958 2.05
1915 CHW AL 27 CF 26 26 26 63 55 4 4 1 .937 2.27 .954 2.45
1915 CHW AL 27 LF 19 19 18 32 29 2 1 0 .969 1.63 .963 2.09
1916 CHW AL 28 OF 155 155 149 315 290 17 8 5 .975 1.98 .963 2.12
1916 CHW AL 28 LF 135 134 130 291 267 16 8 5 .973 2.10 .961 2.22
1916 CHW AL 28 RF 22 21 19 28 26 2 0 1 1.000 1.27 .960 1.69
1917 CHW AL 29 OF 145 145 143 365 341 18 6 4 .984 2.48 .967 2.22
1917 CHW AL 29 LF 124 124 122 328 308 14 6 4 .982 2.60 .964 2.23
1917 CHW AL 29 RF 21 21 21 41 35 5 1 0 .976 1.90 .961 1.81
1917 CHW AL 29 CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.60
1918 CHW AL 30 OF 17 17 17 37 36 1 0 0 1.000 2.18 .962 2.26
1918 CHW AL 30 LF 14 14 14 30 29 1 0 0 1.000 2.14 .961 2.20
1918 CHW AL 30 RF 3 3 3 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33 .954 1.97
1919 CHW AL 31 OF 139 139 134 276 252 15 9 3 .967 1.92 .958 2.26
1919 CHW AL 31 LF 120 120 115 250 231 11 8 2 .968 2.02 .961 2.21
1919 CHW AL 31 RF 20 19 19 26 21 4 1 1 .962 1.25 .951 1.94
1920 CHW AL 32 OF 145 145 144 340 314 14 12 4 .965 2.26 .962 2.25
1920 CHW AL 32 LF 141 141 140 332 309 13 10 4 .970 2.28 .962 2.30
1920 CHW AL 32 RF 4 4 4 8 5 1 2 0 .750 1.50 .958 1.90
13 Seasons OF 1289 815 797 2645 2362 183 100 37 .962 1.97 .958 2.10 565-144-586
7 Seasons (incomplete) LF 562 560 547 1278 1187 58 33 15 .974 2.22 .962 2.23
7 Seasons (incomplete) RF 202 200 195 318 282 24 12 3 .962 1.51 .959 1.67
3 Seasons (incomplete) CF 57 55 55 133 117 10 6 2 .955 2.23 .955 2.40
1 Season 1B 30 29 28 306 284 15 7 12 .977 9.97 .987 10.78
13 Seasons TOT 1319 844 825 2951 2646 198 107 49 .964 2.16 .961 2.30 565-144-586
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG G Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1908 PHA AL 20 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 0
1909 PHA AL 21 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0
1910 CLE AL 22 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 20 0
1911 CLE AL 23 147 147 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 100 147 0
1912 CLE AL 24 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 131 150 0
1913 CLE AL 25 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 148 0
1914 CLE AL 26 122 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 88 119 0
1915 CLE AL 27 83 83 0 0 30 0 0 0 6 0 44 50 0
1915 CHW AL 27 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 26 0 45 0
1916 CHW AL 28 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 135 0 22 155 0 0 0
1917 CHW AL 29 146 145 146 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 124 1 21 145 0 1 0
1918 CHW AL 30 17 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 3 17 0 0 0
1919 CHW AL 31 139 139 139 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 120 0 20 139 0 0 0
1920 CHW AL 32 146 145 146 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 4 145 0 1 0
13 Seasons 1332 601 1332 601 0 0 30 0 0 0 562 145 586 1289 0 2 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1936 BBWAA ( 0.9%)
1946 Nominating Vote ( 1.0%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1911 AL (4, 44%)
1912 AL (9, 25%)
1913 AL (2, 67%)
1914 AL (5, 23%)
1.59 Career Shares (142nd)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 AL  135 (5th)
1917 AL  124 (5th)
1919 AL  120 (5th)
1920 AL  141 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 AL  267 (5th)
1917 AL  308 (3rd)
1919 AL  231 (5th)
1920 AL  309 (2nd)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 AL  16 (3rd)
Career  58 (85th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 AL  8 (5th)
1919 AL  8 (5th)
1920 AL  10 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 AL  5 (1st)
1919 AL  2 (3rd)
1920 AL  4 (3rd)
Career  15 (41st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1911 AL  147 (2nd)
1912 AL  150 (5th)
1913 AL  148 (3rd)
1916 AL  155 (2nd)
1919 AL  139 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1911 AL  32 (2nd)
1912 AL  30 (3rd)
1913 AL  28 (4th)
Career  183 (66th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1911 AL  8 (3rd)
Career  37 (96th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 AL  2.10 (5th)
1917 AL  2.60 (1st)
1920 AL  2.28 (4th)
Career  2.22 (25th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1916 AL  .973 (2nd)
1917 AL  .982 (1st)
1919 AL  .968 (3rd)
1920 AL  .970 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1914 AL  1.57 (4th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1917 AL  .984 (3rd)

                           

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