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

The Never-Before-Seen Trial Transcript

About The Book

Joe Jackson vs Chicago American League Baseball Club unveils the compelling and long-lost trial transcript that chronicles the dramatic legal battle surrounding one of baseball’s most notorious scandals. Transporting readers back to 1924, this remarkable book delves deep into the courtroom drama that unfolded when “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, a legendary outfielder, found himself at the center of the infamous “Black Sox” scandal. With meticulous detail, the trial transcript illuminates the testimonies, cross-examinations and legal maneuverings that captivated the nation as Jackson fought to clear his name and defend his integrity. Through this never-before-seen documentation, readers are given an unprecedented glimpse into the tension, emotions and complexities of the trial, shedding new light on a pivotal moment in baseball history and the fate of the most accomplished player involved.

(Edited by Jacob Pomrenke)

Shoeless Joe Jackson vs Chicago American League Baseball Club Never-Before-Seen Trial Transcript

Front Cover Illustration: Todd Radom

By K.P. LynnePatch.com
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"Dr. David Fletcher and Jacob Pomrenke are investigative reporters and master researchers of the highest caliber.

Their inquisition into the Shoeless Joe Jackson case is nothing short of an expedition...a probing search for the truth...which has long since been covered up over time.

Nobody else could possibly tackle this untold story or dig up intricate tidbits and details in such a complete and thorough manner.

The magnitude of exhaustive work, diligence, research and fact-checking in this book is unsurpassed. Read Full Review

Dan WallachFormer Executive Director Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum
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"Everyone knows the story of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Black Sox. At least, every - one thinks they do. They’ve seen the famous movies. Maybe they’ve even read the books. But they’ve never read anything like this.

David J. Fletcher and Jacob Pomrenke uncovered the truth — as Joe Jackson and Charles Comiskey told the courts, straight from their own mouths — and have made it public for the first time ever. This book changes everything.”

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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

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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

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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.

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Shoeless Joe Jackson

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)

Charles Comiskey Photo

Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey testified during Shoeless Joe Jackson’s civil trial in 1924 that his star outfielder had played well on the field despite accepting a bribe from gamblers to lose the 1919 World Series. (SABR-Rucker Archive)

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Dr. David Fletcher on WLIS & WMRD Baseball Talk Podcast WLIS & WMRD Baseball Talk – Dr. David Fletcher discusses the book he coauthored with Jacob Pomrenke, about the dramatic complexity of the Joe Jackson vs Chicago American League Baseball Club trial in 1924. 0:00 / 0:00 David Fletcher on

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