Joe Jackson Photos - The Chicago Years 1915 - 1920

Joe Popping One Up Joe Jackson Popping One Up During Batting Practice.

Joe Showing His Batting Stance Joe Jackson Showing His Batting Stance, circa 1917. Photo comes to us courtesy of RMY Auctions.

Joe during batting practice at Comiskey Park This photo shows Joe during batting practice at Comiskey Park. Photo taken in 1919.

Joe Showing Us His Swing Joe shows us the finishing aspects of his famous swing.

Joe Showing How He Holds His Bat Joe shows us how he holds his bat.

Joe Showing Us The Position Of His Feet While At Bat Joe shows us the position of his feet while batting.

1918 Harlan and Hollingsworth Baseball Team This photo shows the 1918 Harlan and Hollingsworth Shipbuilders team, which was made up of mostly Major League baseball players. Joe is the 7th player from the right. (photo courtesy of Chad Vandemark - Legendary Auctions).

1917 White Sox with their new coats 1917 White Sox with their brand new Mackinaw coats. Photo taken in April of 1917.

1917 White Sox with their new coats (non autographed version) Here is the non autographed version of the 1917 White Sox with their brand new Mackinaw coats. Photo taken in April of 1917.

1917 White Sox Team Photo Here we have the 1917 White Sox team photo, this team went on to win the World Series over the Giants 4 games to 2.

Expense voucher for Katie Jackson Expense voucher for Katie Jackson's trip to Waco, Texas to see Joe during spring training, 1920.

Close-up shot of Joe This photo shows the 1917 outfield crew standing in front of the dugout (L-R) Nemo Liebold, Eddie Murphy, Shano Collins, Joe Jackson, Happy Felsch. Photo courtesy of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Greenville, SC

Close-up shot of Joe Photo shows close-up shot of Joe, circa 1920. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Lefty Williams and Joe Jackson hunting Lefty Williams and Joe Jackson on a hunting trip. Photo courtesy of FC Associates

1917 World Series outfield crew Photo shows 1917 World Series outfield crew (left to right) Joe Jackson, Shano Collins, Happy Felsch, Eddie Murphy, Nemo Leibold.

Close-up shot of Joe Photo shows close-up shot of Joe standing in the dugout, circa 1919.

1917 Chicago White Sox coming onto the field at the Polo Grounds Photo shows the 1917 Chicago White Sox walking onto the field at the Polo Grounds in New York City prior to the start of one of the World Series games.

1917 Chicago White Sox team - version 1 Photo shows the 1917 Chicago White Sox team. Photo taken at the Polo Grounds in New York City.

1917 Chicago White Sox team - version 2 Photo shows the 1917 Chicago White Sox team. Photo taken at the Polo Grounds in New York City.

1917 Chicago White Sox team - version 3 Photo shows the 1917 Chicago White Sox team. Photo taken at the Polo Grounds in New York City.

1917 Chicago White Sox team - version 4 Photo shows the 1917 Chicago White Sox team. Photo taken at the Polo Grounds in New York City.

Close-up shot of Joe Photo shows a close-up view of Joe in front of the dugout.

Joe and White Sox teammates touring nursery Photo shows Joe and other White Sox team members touring a nursery in 1920. Joe appears to be holding a pear or potato and is talking to one of his teammates. Notice the cigarette in Joe's left hand. The gentleman to the immediate left in the photo is Edwin Thomas Meredith, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Another shot from the same visit Another photo from that visit to the nursery/greenhouse. (left to right) Ray Schalk, Red Faber, Harvey McClellan, Shano Collins, unknown, Edwin Thomas Meredith (U.S. Secretary of Agriculture), Joe Jackson, unknown, Bibb Falk. We thought the guy standing between Jackson and Falk was Eddie Cicotte, but Cicotte was 5 foot 9 inches and Jackson was 6 foot, 1 inch, so we don't believe this guy to be Cicotte based on that.

Joe hitting fly balls during batting practice Photo shows Joe hitting fly balls to the outfield during batting practice.

1917 White Sox outfield crew White Sox outfield crew prior to start of the 1917 World Series (l-r: Joe Jackson, Shano Collins, Happy Felsch, Eddie Murphy, Nemo Leibold).

Page from White Sox yearbook Page from White Sox yearbook showing Joe in full swing.

Close-up of Joe, 1919 Close-up of Joe in front of dugout.

Joe during spring training, 1918 Joe with other members of the White Sox. Photo taken in 1918 during spring training at Mineral Wells, Texas.

Joe taking batting practice before 1919 World Series game Joe taking batting practice before one of the 1919 World Series games.

Baseball Review photo of Joe Baseball Review of 1917 image.

Joe swinging bat in front of dugout Joe taking a practice swing in front of the dugout.

1917 White Sox team photo 1917 White Sox team photo.

Joe in front of the dugout, 1917 Joe standing in front of the dugout in 1917.

Extreme close-up of Joe Extreme close-up shot of Joe taken in 1917.

Joe showing his follow-through Joe showing his follow-through. Photo appeared in Baseball magazine.

Joe with his friend Bill Carrigan Joe with his friend Bill Carrigan of the Red Sox.

Joe taking a nice cut during batting practice at the Polo Grounds This photo shows Joe taking a nice swing during batting practice.

Joe popping one up during batting practice This photo shows Joe looking skyward after popping one up during batting practice.

American League All Star team at Tim Murnane Day, September 27, 1917 Photo of the American League All Star team that participated at the Tim Murnane Day on September 27, 1917. Murnane was a popular player-turned sportswriter in the Boston area. Murnane died suddenly in February of 1917 and the Boston Red Sox hosted a game to benefit his family. Before the game, players competed in special events such as fungo hitting, long throwing and running the bases. Joe Jackson won the long throw competition that day with a throw of 396 feet, 8 inches, surpassing the next longest throw by more than 12 feet. Babe Ruth won the fungo hitting contest with a hit of 402 feet. Ray Chapman won the base running contest by circling the bases in 14 seconds. Pictured Back row (left to right) Hughie Jennings, Walter Johnson, Stuffy McInnis, Steve O'Neill, Joe Jackson, Ray Chapman, Ty Cobb, Buck Weaver, Willie O'Connor (batboy). Bottom row (left to right) Howard Ehmke, Rabbit Maranville (National League Boston Braves), Connie Mack (Mgr., standing in civilian suit), Wally Schang, Tris Speaker, Urban Shocker, Tom Faftery (in civilian suit).

Close-up of Joe In Front Of Dugout This photo shows Joe in front of the dugout with a big chaw of tobacco.

White Sox Team With Rural Letter Carriers This photo shows the White Sox team posing with the delegates to the 14th annual convention of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. This photo was taken at Comiskey Park on Wednesday August 9, 1916. Joe is the first White Sox player on the left.

1918 Harlan and Hollingsworth Baseball Team This photo shows the 1918 Harlan and Hollingsworth Shipbuilders team, which was made up of mostly Major League baseball players. (photo courtesy of the Maggi Hall Collection).

Article about Harlan baseball, 1918 This is an article that talks about the Harlan shipbuilders baseball team (photo courtesy of the Maggi Hall Collection).

Article about how hard Joe Jackson worked in shipyards This articles talks about how hard Joe Jackson worked in the shipyards. It tells that he WAS NOT a slacker as he is portrayed by the press, that he did indeed lead a crew of men and that he worked along side the men in building ships for the war effort (photo courtesy of the Maggi Hall Collection).

Joe in front of dugout - 1917 This photo shows Joe standing in front of the dugout in 1917.

Police Gazette White Sox team poster from 1919 This is a pull out poster of the 1919 White Sox featured in an issue of the Police Gazette magazine.

Babe Ruth called out after Jackson catches fly ball, argues call to no avail This photo shows Babe Ruth arguing an out call by umpire Tommy Connelly. Ruth had just hit a long fly ball to left field, Joe Jackson scrambled back to the edge of an overflow crowd, fell into the crowd and appeared to umpire Connelly to have caught the ball. Jackson emerged with the ball in hand and Connelly gave Ruth the thumb. Ruth and other Yankee teammates then started to argue the call saying Jackson did not catch the ball.....the call stood. Many years later during a newspaper interview, Jackson asked the reporter if he ever saw Tommy Connelly. The reporter said he did.....and Joe said to tell him hello....and that he didn't catch that ball. The reporter inquired about "which ball"...and Jackson explained the entire story for him.......here is the photo of Ruth arguing that call. And we have it from Joe's own words......Ruth was right.....Jackson didn't catch the ball......but the call stood as called.........Ruth was out. Here is the August 2, 1920 newspaper account of the play courtesy of the New York Times. Photo of Eddie Cicotte talking with Babe Ruth on the same day.

1919 White Sox Poster Number 1 This is the first page of a poster featuring the 1919 White Sox.

1919 White Sox Poster Number 2 This is the second page of a poster featuring the 1919 White Sox.

October, 1920 photo of Joe Jackson This photo appeared in a October, 1920 edition of the Chicago Tribune and featured various Major League stars of the day....Joe happen to have been one of them...even though by this time he had already been before the Cook County Grand Jury to tell what he knew of the 1919 World Series scandal.

Joe during batting practice This photo taken on August 29, 1919 shows Joe showing off his batting style during batting practice.

Close-up of Joe Jackson Joe smiling for the camera!!.

Joe Jackson and his batting grip This photo shows Joe and his batting grip (inset). Photo taken May 25, 1920.

1919 White Sox team photo This photo shows the Chicago White Sox team of 1919. Photo taken on September 16, 1919.

Close-up shot of Joe This is a close-up shot of Joe taken around 1919.

1917 White Sox team photo One of many photos taken of the 1917 White Sox. Joe is seated in the second row, 3rd man from the right. Photo taken September 29, 1917.

Another shot of the same team photo This photo shows a slightly different camera angle and shot, but was taken on the same day as the photo above.

Joe preparing to catch a fly ball This photo shows Joe on the backpeddle preparing to catch a fly ball hit his way.

Joe prior to start of a World Series game This photo shows Joe warming up prior to the start of a World Series game played at Comiskey Park.

1917 World Series Outfield Crew This photo shows the outfield crew for the 1917 World Series White Sox (from left to right Eddie Murphy, Shano Collins, Joe Jackson, Happy Felsch and Nemo Leibold).

1917 White Sox Team Photo This photo shows the 1917 White Sox, Joe is the first man on the left on the first row.

Joe's 1919 player contract This photo shows the front page of Joe's 1919 Player Contract.

Joe's 1919 player contract (Page 2) This photo shows the back page of Joe's 1919 Player Contract.

Joe standing with bat on shoulders This photo shows Joe standing with bat on shoulders during batting practice in August of 1916 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Joe in sweater This photo shows Joe standing around home plate with a White Sox sweater on. (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Close up of Joe around 1918 This is a close-up photo of Joe around 1918.

Joe swinging that mighty bat around 1917 This photo shows Joe in 1917 swinging one of those mighty Louisville Sluggers.

Joe and The Babe This photo shows Joe with Babe Ruth before a game in 1920. They appear to be talking about one of Babe's bats.

Joe taking batting practice This small photo shows Joe taking that mighty cut during batting practice.

1917 White Sox World Series This photo shows some members of the White Sox during the 1917 World Series. Pictured from left to right Joe Jackson, Shano Collins, Happy Felsch, Eddie Murphy, and Nemo Leibold. The uniforms they have on where specially made for the 1917 World Series and were never worn again.

Joe with teammate in front of dugout This photo shows Joe standing with teammate Charlie Jackson (no relation) in front of the White Sox dugout at Comiskey Park (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Joe with bat on shoulder Joe with his bat on his shoulder....photo taken around 1919 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

White Sox registering for the draft This picture shows (right to left) Ray Schalk, Clarence "Pants" Rowland, Lefty Williams (between Joe and Rowland), Joe, Zeb Terry, John "Shano" Collins and Eddie Murphy registering for the World War I military draft. The gentleman to the immediate left in the photo is James T. Igoe, City Clerk, Chicago, IL (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society). See links below for Joe's actual draft card filled out on this day.

Joe's World War One Draft Card (Front) This is the actual draft card of Joe Jackson, which he filled out on the day the photo White Sox registering for the draft was taken.

Joe's World War One Draft Card (Back) This is the actual draft card of Joe Jackson, which he filled out on the day the photo White Sox registering for the draft was taken.

1917 White Sox War Drills This next set of pictures shows the 1917 White Sox going through their war drills prior to a game in 1917 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

1917 White Sox War Drills 2 This picture shows the 1917 White Sox going through their war drills prior to a game in 1917 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

1917 White Sox War Drills 3 This picture shows the 1917 White Sox going through their war drills prior to a game in 1917 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

1917 White Sox War Drills 4 This picture shows the 1917 White Sox going through their war drills prior to a game in 1917 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

1917 White Sox War Drills 5 This picture shows the 1917 White Sox going through their war drills prior to a game in 1917 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

1917 White Sox War Drills 6 This picture shows the 1917 White Sox going through their war drills prior to a game in 1917 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

1917 World Series Pocket Watch This photo shows a fans pocket watch which pictures each member of the Worlds Champion 1917 Chicago White Sox (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

1919 World Series Cincinnati crowd This picture shows the crowd on hand in Cincinnati for the World Series of 1919 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

1919 World Series Cincinnati crowd This picture shows the crowd on hand in Cincinnati for the World Series of 1919 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

1919 World Series Cincinnati crowd This picture shows the crowd on hand in Cincinnati for the World Series of 1919 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Cincinnati players on bench This picture shows the Cincinnati players on the bench during the World Series of 1919 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Kid Gleason This picture shows White Sox manager Kid Gleason with Reds manager Pat Moran going over the ground rules just prior to the start of Game 1 (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Kid Gleason hitting infield practice This picture shows Kid Gleason hitting infield during the 1919 World Series (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Kid Gleason hitting infield practice This picture shows Kid Gleason hitting infield during the 1919 World Series (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Lefty Williams warming up (Game 2) This picture shows Lefty Williams warming up prior to his start in Game 2 of the 1919 World Series (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Cincinnati Manager Pat Moran This picture shows Cincinnati manager Pat Moran and some of his players on the bench prior to the start of Game 1 in Cincinnati (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Joe visiting a jail (date unknown) This photo shows Joe visiting a jail, date is unknown, but we are researching this one (anyone have any ideas, send us an email with the details. We believe these to have been taken in Greenville between 1913 - 1917). Joe is pictured in the middle with his hand on the bars.

Another picture from same visit Another shot, this time in front of the jail with some of the lawmen, Joe is the man in the light colored suit. Nemo Leibold is shaking the man in uniform's hand.

1917 White Sox team picture Team picture of the 1917 White Sox, Joe is the first man on the front row, right side."

1916 White Sox team picture Team picture of the 1916 White Sox, Joe is the first man on the front row, right side."

1918 White Sox team picture Team picture of the 1918 White Sox in spring training taken April 12, 1918 at Camp Funston. Joe would only play 17 games with this team before going to work in the shipyards at Wilmington, DE to support the World War 1 war effort. Joe is the 7th man from the left."

Joe examining one of his bats This photo shows Joe during batting practice examining one of his beloved bats."

Joe with his trophies Joe is shown with two trophies he won in 1917, the trophy on the right he won in Boston by throwing a baseball 396 feet, in competition against the best long-distance throwers in the American and National leagues. He broke all records for throwing a baseball the farthest. The trophy on the left is for outbatting Ty Cobb in a critical series in 1917. The picture of Joe was taken will he was traveling back to his native South after the baseball season , he stopped long enough between trains to pose for this picture. These trophies are still in the Jackson family..............

Joe in relaxed mode Joe looks a tad relaxed in this photo.....you gotta love the hat!!"

Joe shows his style Here Joe shows the photographer why his glove is known as "the place where triples go to die"

Joe crosses the plate Through this somewhat grainy photo taken during the 1919 World Series we see Joe crossing the plate during the second inning of the first game.

Joe and the 1917 outfield for the Sox (left to right) Nemo Leibold, Happy Felsch, Shano Collins, Joe Jackson taken in 1917.

Joe on the follow through Joe Jackson and his signature follow through......just a natural swing.

Joe showing how he does it Joe seems to be saying to the photographer...."Here is how I hit my blue darters...."

1919 White Sox team picture 1919 White Sox team picture, Joe is first man on the left in the back row (standing).

Close of of Joe A close-up of Joe taken in 1919.

Joe standing in front of dugout Joe standing in front of the White Sox dugout prior to a game in 1917.

One of many close ups Joe had many of these taken during his years in Chicago and like this one.....many where used by newspapers around the country.

Joe Jackson with bats This is the famous picture of Joe sitting in front of the dugout with his bats in his lap (black and white version).

Joe Jackson with bats Same picture as above........only this one has been colorized.......adds something to the detail doesn't it.

Simply Joe Jackson This photo of Joe was taken around 1919

1920 White Sox team picture This White Sox team photo was taken at Comiskey Park in 1920, Joe is standing 5th from the right.

1917 White Sox team picture Photo of the 1917 White Sox taken at the Polo Grounds, Joe is second from left lying on the ground. Note that Joe, Swede Risberg, Buck Weaver and Happy Felsch all have the bills of their caps flipped up, not sure what that means........but we thought it was interesting just the same.

1917 White Sox team picture (Version 2) A different version of the 1917 White Sox team taken at the Polo Grounds. This one appears to have been taken as a preliminary shot prior to taking the one listed above this, as a fe players appear to be unaware that a photo is being taken. In this version, Joe is helping Happy Felsch hold up a baseball between their hands.

Close up of Joe This is a close up photo of Joe.

Joe with bat in hand This picture shows Joe about ready to take his turn at bat.

One of many taken This is a close up photo of Joe taken at League Park in Cleveland.

Joe taking a cut One of many photos of Joe and his most natural swing.

Yet another close up of Joe This is a close up photo of Joe taken at Comiskey Park.

Colorized picture of Joe This picture of Joe was taken from a poster of the 1917 World Champion White Sox and then was colorized and corn added to the background.......we guess it's a Field of Dreams kinda thing.....

1919 White Sox team photo This picture shows the 1919 White Sox, Joe is seated second from the right. Note: This photo is 99K and may take some time to load.

Joe in front of dugout This picture of Joe shows him with a catchers mitt on......don't laugh, Joe was a catcher when he started in the mill leagues.

Joe in 1919 This picture of Joe was taken during the 1919 season.

Joe and his mighty swing No words to describe it..........other than Joe and his mighty swing.

Just a swinging Again, No words to describe it..........

Joe and player/manager Bill Carrigan Joe Jackson and Bill Carrigan circa 1916.

Joe with a mouthful of tobacco The picture says it all, Joe liked his chew.

Joe and Happy Felsch This picture of Joe and Happy Felsch was taken prior to the start of a 1917 World Series game.

The outfield crew of the 1919 White Sox (left to right) Nemo Leibold, Happy Felsch, Shano Collins, Joe Jackson.

Joe circa 1917 This picture of Joe was probably taken in 1917 based on the uniform he is wearing.

Joe and the mighty swing This picture shows Joe and his mighty follow through, taken during batting practice.

Joe warming up in 1920 This picture was taken in 1920, Joe's last season in the big leagues. The picture was taken by the famous photographer Charles M. Conlon and appears to have been taken at the Polo Grounds.

Joe with his bats Joe with his beloved black bats. Joe took his bats back home to South Carolina in the winter saying "Bats don't like to freeze no more than me".

Another team picture If you think Joe is missing from this picture, you're right. Joe step out of this picture, but is in the picture that follows, both were taken on the same day.

He's in this one I don't know where Joe got off to in the previous picture but he is in this one.

1919 team photo - version 2 Another version of the team photo.

1919 team photo - version 3 Yet another version of the team photo.

Joe during batting practice Here Joe is seen before a game during batting practice. Ty Cobb said he was the greatest natural hitter to ever play the game. Babe Ruth copied Joe stance and swing, Ruth once said "When I saw Jackson, I knew his swing was good enough for me".

Chicago White Sox team picture This is a picture of the 1917 Chicago White Sox. Notice the uniforms are actually clean, most of the player did not clean their uniforms regularly as Charles Comiskey (White Sox owner) charged the players to have their uniforms cleaned.

Joe and others during batting practice This picture is of (from left to right) Shoeless Joe Jackson, Swede Risberg, Eddie Collins, Edward Murphy, Shano Collins, Ray Schalk and Buck Weaver.

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