Virtual Hall of Fame - Bibliography
The information on this site was obtained through 27 plus years of researching Joe Jackson. Most of the information was acquired from newspaper accounts of the day. We read all the accounts of all the main newspapers in the towns and cities where Joe played ball. The main sources were the Cleveland Plain Dealer (1910 - 1915), The Chicago Tribune (1915 - 1921), The Greenville News (various years until Joe's death). The newspapers along with the sources listed below were invaluable to the production of the web site, however talking with the friends and family of Joe Jackson gave us the insight into the man that no other sources could. We would also like to thank the many visitors we have had since early 1995 that have written us with a special Joe Jackson story. Stories about how generous Joe was, how kind he was, or that he taught them to play baseball when they were kids. The story from a man that grew up in Greenville about Joe buying his basketball team the much needed uniforms that they could not afford.

The newspapers are great and the books gave us background information, but it's the stories that motivate us to continue with this effort for Joe Jackson. The stories let us know what kind of person Joe really was, the stories tell us this man could in no way have been part of the fixing of the 1919 World Series. We urge you to write to us and tell us your Joe Jackson stories, they really help us to make the site what it is and should be. Thanks for allowing us to share Joe Jackson with you and we hope you continue to visit us.

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Asinof, Eliot  Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and The 1919 World Series New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963.
Axelson, G.W.  "Commy": The Life Story Of Charles A. Comiskey The Reilly and Lee Co., Chicago, 1919.
Bisher, Furman  This is the Truth, The story of the 1919 World Series as told by Shoeless Joe Jackson. Sport magazine,
pages 12 - 14, 83, 84, October, 1949.
Bock, Hal  The Associated Press Pictorial History of Baseball New York, Wieser & Wieser, Inc. 1990.
Burns, Ken  Baseball: An Illustrated History 1994.
Bushing, David  Sports Equipment Price Guide Iola, Krause Publications, 1995.
Frommer, Harvey  Shoeless Joe And Ragtime Baseball Dallas, Taylor, 1992.
Carney, Gene  Burying the Black Sox: How Baseball's Cover-Up of the 1919 World Series Fix Almost Succeeded Potomac Books, Inc., Dulles, Virginia, 2006.
Ginsburg, Daniel E.  The Fix Is In: A History of Baseball Gambling and Game Fixing Scandals McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina and London, 1995.
Gropman, Donald  Say It Ain't So, Joe! Boston, Little, Brown & Co., 1979.
Katcher, Leo  The Big Bankroll: The Life And Times Of Arnold Rothstein New York, 1959.
Kavanagh, Jack  Shoeless Joe Jackson New York, 1995.
Luhrs, Victor  The Great Baseball Mystery: The 1919 World Series New York, A. S. Barnes and Co., 1966.
MacMillan Publishing  Baseball Encyclopedia, The Toronto, 1969.
Pietrusza, David  Judge and Jury: The Life and Times of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis Diamond Communications, Inc., South Bend, Indiana, 1998.
Ritter, Lawerence S.  The Glory Of Their Times New York, 1966.
Ritter, Lawerence S.  Lost Ballparks: A Celebration Of Baseball's Legendary Fields New York, 1992.
Ritter, Lawerence S. and Honig Donald  The Image Of Their Greatness New York, 1979.
Spink, J.G. Taylor  Judge Landis and Twenty-Five Years of Baseball Thomas Y. Crowell Co., New York, 1947.
Spalding & Bros, A.G.  Spalding's Official Baseball Record. American Sports Publishing Co., New York, 1920.
Stein, Irving  The Ginger Kid: The Buck Weaver Story Dubuque, 1992.
Thompson, Joe  Growing Up With Shoeless Joe Greenville, Burgess International, 1997.
Willis, Bret and Aldridge, Gwen  Baseball Archaeology: Artifacts From The Great American Pastime San Francisco, 1993.
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