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Joe Jackson, Plaintiff, vs Chicago American League Baseball Club, Defendant:

The Never-Before-Seen Trial Transcript


Witness List

Joe Jackson, Plaintiff: Star outfielder for the Chicago White Sox. Indicted for conspiring to fix the 1919 World Series but acquitted at trial in August 1921. Banned for life from professional baseball by commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis immediately thereafter. Testified in support of lawsuit as principal plaintiff’s witness at civil trial. Charles Comiskey, Defendant: Owner of the Chicago White Sox, the corporation sued by Joe

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Joe Jackson Trial Transcript Book Dedication

This book is dedicated to two Black Sox research pioneers, Gene Carney and Mike Nola, who were trailblazers in researching and documenting the events surrounding the 1919 World Series and its ensuing scandal. Gene Carney Gene Carney (1946-2009) was the author of a groundbreaking book, Burying the Black Sox: How Baseball’s Cover-Up of the 1919 World Series Fix Almost Succeeded, and the founder of SABR’s

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By David Fletcher Before the publication of this book in 2023, fewer than 10 people alive had seen the entire transcript of Joe Jackson v Chicago American League Baseball Club — a dramatic trial between an exiled baseball superstar and his former team — which was held from January 29 to February 14, 1924, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “The transcripts from the Milwaukee trial are a

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Photos from the Introduction

Shoeless Joe Jackson was one of the greatest hitters in baseball history before he was banished from the game for his role in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. He sued the Chicago White Sox for breach of contract and the case went to trial in January 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (SABR-Rucker Archive) Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey testified during Shoeless Joe Jackson’s civil trial

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