Joe Jackson Photos - Outlaw Ball Days 1921 - 1937

Joe Taking A Smoke Break, Westwood, NJ, 1922 Joe Jackson taking a smoke break during a game at Westwood, NJ, 1922. There is nothing wrong with the photo, that is smoke coming out of Joe's mouth from having just lit his cigarette. Photo comes to us courtesy of RMY Auctions.

Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch At 1924 Civil Trial Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch seated at a table during the 1924 Civil Trial (Joe Jackson v Chicago White Sox). Joe sued the White Sox for back wages lost by his banishment from Major League Baseball in 1920. Photo comes to us courtesy of RMY Auctions.

Savannah Valet Service One of only a few known photos to exist of Joe's Savannah Valet Service (his dry cleaning business in Savannah, GA). Photo taken on March 18, 1927 and comes to us courtesy of RMY Auctions. Note the famous photo of Joe with Ty Cobb on the wall just inside the front door.

Joe talking with his lawyer at the 1924 Milwaukee trial This photo shows Joe possibly discussing strategy with his legal counsel, Ray Cannon during his civil trial against Charles Comiskey and the Chicago White Sox for backwages owed him. Trial was held in 1924 in Milwaukee, WI.

Joe sitting at a table in court during his 1924 civil trial in Milwaukee This photo shows Joe sitting at a table during his 1924 civil trial against Charles Comiskey and the Chicago White Sox for backwages owed him.

Joe in Waycross - 1924 This photo shows Joe and Katie Jackson in front of the dugout at Atlantic Coastline ballfield in Waycross, GA. The photo was taken in 1924 when Joe was managing the Atlantic Coastline railroad team. We have always heard the rumor that Joe wore his 1917 White Sox uniform during that time because Waycross didn't have a uniform for him. It appears that those rumors were in fact true based on the uniform he is wearing in this photo......a 1917 White Sox uniform.....complete with the American flags. (Photo courtesy of the John Rogers Collection).

Close-up of Joe - Waycross 1924 This is a close-up shot of Joe in Waycross in 1924. The uniform Joe has on is his 1917 White Sox World Series uniform, which Katie has removed the SOX from the upper left chest of the uniform, but the flags are still attached to the sleeves. Note the cigarette in Joe's left hand. Photo courtesy of the Jack Connell Collection.

1924 Waycross, GA team photo This photo is of the 1924 Waycross Coast Liners....and yes, we know the photo is bad...but it was taken from some very bad microfilm and it's all we have. If anyone out there has a better copy... we'd love to get a copy of it and are willing to work something out with whomever has it.

Joe with his Waycross, GA team This picture of Joe and his Waycross, GA team, (The Waycross Coast Liners) was taken in 1924. Joe was a player / manager of this team that went on to become state champions (Joe is pictured in the back row center).

1925 Waycross, GA team photo This photo is of the 1925 Waycross Coast Liners....This photo is of the 1924 Waycross Coast Liners.......taken from newspaper copy......but it beats the copy we did have out here for several years......we asked if any of our visitors had a better copy.....and Jack Connell did......THANKS Jack for sharing the better copy with us. Jack's wife's grandfather was "Dutch" Konneman (4th man from left in this photo), "Dutch" pitched for Joe's team in 1925. Here's the original photo we had posted

1925 Waycross, GA team photo (original photo) Here it is....the original photo which was used for the newspaper. This photo was obtained by VHOF Official Historian Mike Nola from the grandson of the editor of the Waycross Journal Hearld. Left to Right in the photo....Joe Gonzales, Billie Wynn, Jimmy Barbare, C.B. Handley, Skipper Hunnicutt, Horace Wiggins, Seaboard Airline, Lonnie Singleton, Dutch Konneman, Joe Jackson, Harry McCall and Clyde Surratt. Here is a large copy of this photo (420K)

Broadside advertising the Waycross versus Macon games An advertising broadside for the Waycross -vs- Macon games held in Americus, GA in 1925. The games were actually played on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of that week. Waycross won on three games (8-3, 18-10, 13-5) and Joe went 6 for 8 at teh plate during this series.

Another version of the Waycross -vs- Macon Advertising Broadside This broadside advertised the Waycross -vs- Macon of Georgia three game series that was held in Americus, GA at the Playground Diamond, Joe went 6 for 8 at the plate for Waycross and Waycross won all three games.

Waycross -vs- Macon Advertising Broadside - Thursday game This broadside advertised the Waycross -vs- Macon of Georgia game that was re-scheduled from Wednesday July 29th to Thursday July 30th. Waycross won the game 13 - 5 with Joe going 2 for 2 at the plate.

Waycross -vs- Douglas, GA Advertising Broadside Waycross -vs- Douglas, GA Advertising Broadside. Game was held Thursday April 2, 1925. Waycross won the game 22 to 2, Joe Jackson switched sides after a few innings and helped Douglas score the only two runs they got all day.

Americus -vs- Arlington, GA Advertising Broadside Americus -vs- Arlington, GA Advertising Broadside. Game was held Tuesday August 7, 1923. Americus won the game 4 to 3 with Joe getting 3 hits out of 4 trips to the plate.

Joe testifies at 1924 Milwaukee trial This photo shows Joe testifying at his civil trial against Charles Comiskey and the Chicago White Sox for backwages owed him. Trial was held in 1924 in Milwaukee, WI.

Newspaper Ad For Waycross vs Thomasville This ad appeared in the July 8, 1925 edition of the Thomasville (GA) Times-Enterprise newspaper. The ad boasts that the Waycross (GA) team includes Joe Jackson....they even charged 25 cents extra for the grandstand seats for these three games.

A Joe Jackson -vs- The Black Crows Advertising Broadside (The Game That Never Was) This advertising broadside is supposedly from 1920's and features Joe Jackson and his rag tag bunch against the Black Crows. Only problem is, we believe this to be a fake (a fantasy broadside if you will). We have never found any games Joe played against any team named the Black Crows and furthermore, never found a town that has a Devine's Drug Store AND a Crosley Field, we're call this one a fake, but wanted to include it here in the Outlaw Ball Days for grins.

1923 Richfield, OH team photo This photo is of the 1923 Epps Brewing Company team...even though this photo is very small the form of Joe Jackson can be picked out standing to the extreme right. Anyone having more information about this team or Joe's time there in 1923 is urged to send us email concerning this.

Americus, GA team photo This photo shows Joe with his Americus, GA team in 1923, Joe is 7th man from the left. The caption on the photo says Joe is not wearing any shoes, but we believe that he is in fact wearing spikes that are a lighter color than his teammates, giving the appearance that he is not wearing any shoes. (Photo courtesy of Verdo Elmore Jr., whose dad played with Joe and is pictured 7th man from the right).

1923 Americus (GA) team photo Here's another photo of the Americus, Ga team of 1923. Joe managed this team and played outfield for them. Team members left to right (Front row, sitting): Joe Burroughs, Barnhart, Bill Nolan, Johnny Lindsey, Early Hall, Davenport. Second Row (kneeling): Red Laird, Bill Williams, Red Hallman, Lefty Wingard, Polly Duren, George Brannan, Bill Parsons, Verdo Elmore. Back Row (standing) Joe Jackson. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Pate, whose dad Verdo Elmore played with Joe in Americus that year).

Article from 1921 This is the top half of an article concerning what is probably one of the first games Joe played in after his official banishment from MLB. The rest of the article follows on the links below. The game was between Macomb, IL and Colchester, IL with Colchester shutting out Macomb 5 to 0. The Colchester team sported Joe Jackson in the outfield, Swede Risberg at shortstop and Eddie Cicotte pitching. Copy of the article provided by Ron Brown, an anchor/reporter with WGEM News, Quincy, Illinois. Mr. Brown did an excellent news report concerning this game and forwarded the copies of his research articles to us........ THANKS Ron!!!

Article from 1921 Continuation of article above. Copy of article courtesy of Ron Brown, an anchor/reporter with WGEM News, Quincy, Illinois.

Article from 1921 Continuation of article above. Copy of article courtesy of Ron Brown, an anchor/reporter with WGEM News, Quincy, Illinois.

Article from 1921 Continuation of article above.Copy of article courtesy of Ron Brown, an anchor/reporter with WGEM News, Quincy, Illinois.

Article from 1921 (Macomb paper) This is the account of the game from the Macomb, IL newspaper, Macomb was shut out by Joe Jackson and the Colchester, IL team. Copy of article courtesy of Ron Brown, an anchor/reporter with WGEM News, Quincy, Illinois.

Joe with the Woodside team in 1937 This photo shows Joe at age 50, slightly overweight and managing the Woodside mill team......his brother Jerry pitched for him.

Americus, GA newspaper ad The following ad appeared in July 30th, 1923 Americus, GA newspaper and is advertising the four upcoming games to be held in Americus with the great Joe Jackson playing for the home team.

Americus -vs- Bainbridge ad The following ad appeared in the July 20th, 1923 Americus, GA newspaper and is advertising the game against Bainbridge, GA and assures everyone in Americus that the great Joe Jackson will be in uniform for the Americus bunch.

Americus -vs- Bainbridge Game Account This is the newspaper account of the July 30th, 1923 game between Americus, GA and Bainbridge, GA which appeared in the July 31st, 1923 issue of the Americus Times Recorder newspaper.

Albany Not To Quit Because Of Jackson This newspaper article appeared in the July 26th, 1923 Americus, GA newspaper. It had been rumored that the Albany, GA team was going to disban it's team because Joe Jackson was playing for the Americus team. This newspaper article puts those rumors to rest....and not only did Albany not quit....they went on to face Americus in the Georgia Little World Series........but Joe Jackson's bunch was too much for them.

Joe hitting one out This picture shows Joe hitting one out of the park against the Gaffney, SC team during the fifth inning of their contest in the summer of 1932.

Waiting his turn at bat This picture shows Joe sitting on the edge of the dugout waiting his turn at bat. The picture was taken in 1932 and Joe is wearing the uniform of the Greenville Spinners, who signed him to play for the season of 1932 at the age of 44.

Joe in Greenville 1932 This picture was taken of Joe in 1932 while he was with the Greenville Spinners, picture was taken at Graham Field before a game with Gaffney, SC. Joe went 1 for 3 that day with the one hit being a homer in the fifth inning. Take a good look at this man, he holds no grudge against baseball.......his smile tells us he is alright and that he will live a good life.......with or without baseball. He is just doing what he enjoys doing........playing baseball.......little league, big league, outlaw league......it's just a game. This is one of our favorite pictures of Joe.........it says to us that he's alright......and no one is going to keep him down.

Letter to Joe from Ray Cannon concerning Happy Felsch (Page 1) (Dated May 9, 1922) This is the first known letter sent to Joe by Ray Cannon, who was then representing Happy Felsch in a civil trial against the White Sox for backpay. This letter was sent about a year before Cannon started representing Joe in his civil case against Comiskey and the White Sox.

Letter to Joe from Ray Cannon concerning Happy Felsch (Page 2) (Dated May 9, 1922) This is the second page of the letter above.

Letter to Joe from Ray Cannon (1) (Dated March 12th, 1923) This is a first in a series of letters sent to Joe by Ray Cannon, Joe's lawyer in his 1924 Civil trial against Charles Comiskey. In the letter, Cannon tells Joe that he received Joe's letter and talks about the circumstances surrounding Joe signing his contract in 1920. Cannon also talks about examining Comiskey and Grabiner and about his (Cannon's) record of wins in recent trials and how they will win Joe's case with little trouble.
Envelope from above letter

Letter to Joe from Ray Cannon (2) (Dated March 30th, 1923) This is a letter sent to Joe by Ray Cannon, Joe's lawyer in his 1924 Civil trial against Charles Comiskey. In the letter, Cannon tells Joe that he has just examined Harry Grabiner (White Sox secretary) and Charles Comiskey (White Sox owner) and that he feels both will do poorly before a jury. He also states that he should have no problem winning this case......... He also inquires of Joe as to his statistics for the 1919 World Series and that he should talk to no one concerning his case......as Comiskey may have detectives on the case trying to obtain information against Joe.

Letter to Joe from Ray Cannon (3) (Dated May 8th, 1923) This is the third letter in a series of letters sent to Joe by Ray Cannon in preparation for the upcoming 1924 Civil trial. In this letter, Cannon informs Joe that Comiskey interviewed Lefty Williams concerning Joe and that Lefty told him nothing concerning him.

Letter to Joe from Ray Cannon (4) (Dated August 24, 1923) In this letter, Cannon talks about Buck Weaver contacting him and wanting Joe to sign an affidavit stating that Buck had nothing to do with the throwing of the 1919 World Series. He goes on to close....stating that Joe's case will be heard next month.

Letter 4 to Joe from Ray Cannon (5) (Dated January 10th, 1924) In this letter, Cannon tells Joe when the trial is schedule to be heard and that Comiskey has offered to settle out of court, but that he (Cannon) refused, saying they could do better in a court of law.

Letter to Joe from Ban Johnson This is a letter sent to Joe by American League president Ban Johnson in 1922. The letter is in reference to Joe asking for his second place share of money for the 1920 season..........as usual, Joe gets the run around..........

Letter to Joe from Judge Landis, 1922 This is a letter sent to Joe by Commissioner Kenesaw M. Landis in 1922. The letter is in reply to a letter forwarded to Landis by Ban Johnson (see the previous image).

Letter to Joe from Judge Landis, 1923 (1) This is a letter sent to Joe by Commissioner Kenesaw M. Landis in 1923. This is a reply to a letter sent to Landis on June 12th and according to Landis' reply, Joe is asking for reinstatement.

Letter to Joe from Judge Landis, 1923 (2) This is a letter sent to Joe by Commissioner Kenesaw M. Landis in 1923. This is a reply to a letter sent to Landis in late June. Landis's reply says the letter was sent to him on July 29th, but that must be an error since Landis' letter is dated July 16th (ironically, Joe's birthday). Landis gives Joe the run around and asks for him to forward information as to what part Joe played in the fixing of the Series...even though Landis had all the information he needed and them some....to clear Joe's from the scandal.

Joe and Jerry Jackson One of the few pictures that show Joe and his brother Jerry together in uniform. This is from the days that Joe was managing the Woodside team and Jerry was a star pitcher for him.

Photo of Joe before the Westwood, NJ game in 1922 This picture of Joe was taken in 1922 prior to a game in which he played for the Westwood, NJ team. The 'P' on his cap is from a team in Poughkeepsie, NY that Joe had played with a week prior to the Westwood game, guess ole Joe needed a cap and the Poughkeepsie cap fit the bill.

Joe warming up prior to a game in 1922 This picture of Joe was taken in 1922 prior to a game in which he played for the Westwood, NJ team. Joe had been out of organized baseball a couple of years by the time this photo was taken.

Joe taking batting practice with Westwood, NJ team, 1922 Joe taking batting practice with the Westwood, NJ team in 1922. Photo courtesy of FC Associates

Joe finishing up a mighty swing Joe finishing his swing. Photo taken during batting practice while Joe was with the Westwood, NJ team. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Joe and the Spinns circa 1928 This picture was taken in Greenville in 1928, 8 years after Joe was banned from organized baseball. Joe is third from the left standing. The Greenville Spinns was just one of the many teams Joe played with after the scandal.

Joe and Katie Joe and his wife Katie.

Joe hitting one against Columbia, SC in 1932 Joe taking his mighty cut against the Columbia, SC team in 1932. He's gained about 40 pounds, but he can still hit the cover off the ball. As the saying goes "You don't have to run fast or hard if you hit them deep enough......."

Close-up of previous photo Close-up of previous photo. Taken in Columbia, SC in 1932 while Joe was playing with the Greenville Spinners. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Joe and Katie inside the dry cleaners Joe is pictured here in his dry cleaners in Savannah, GA with his wife Katie (left) and his nephew George Ellis (center), seated on paper roll. Photo taken in April of 1926. Here is a photo of Mr. Ellis taken in May 2003

Joe and Katie in their car Classic shot of Joe and Katie in their Oldsmobile Model45-B "The Pacemaker" Eight......one of Joe's favorite cars.

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