Joe Jackson Photos - The Cleveland Years 1910 - 1915

Joe Leaning On Black Betsy, 1912 Joe leaning on Black Betsy circa, 1912. Photo comes to us courtesy of RMY Auctions.

Fatima Cigarette Ad Featuring Joe Jackson Fatima cigarette ad featuring Joe Jackson.

Joe Sitting On A Base, 1912 Joe sitting on a base during a break in the action, June 16, 1912. Photo comes to us courtesy of RMY Auctions.

Joe Playing First Base, 1915 Joe playing first base for Cleveland in 1915, shortly before he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. Photo comes to us courtesy of RMY Auctions.

Joe Rounding Third, 1910 Joe rounding third base at League Park in Cleveland, circa 1910. Photo comes to us courtesy of RMY Auctions.

Joe Jackson Autographed Photo (Questionable Authentication Thereof) Here is what appears to be a Joe Jackson autographed photo, however the authentication is questionable from our viewpoint. Photo taken in Alexandria, LA in March of 1911.

Joe Looking Sideways During Batting Practice Joe looking sideways, photo taken in 1912.

Joe Jackson, 1913 Close-up of Joe taken in 1913. Photo comes to us courtesy of RMY Auctions.

Joe Jackson And His Batting Style Article about Joe Jackson and his batting style.

Joe Jackson at League Park, circa 1914 Joe Jackson at League Park, circa 1914.

Close up of Joe, circa 1913 Close up for Joe taken in front of the dugout, circa 1913.

League Park, circa, 1940's League Park, pretty much how it looked when Joe played there.

Joe taking batting practice Joe taking batting practice in Washington's National Stadium, 1913.

Joe with bats over his shoulder Joe standing with bats over his shoulder, photo appeared in the 1913 Reach Baseball Guide.

Joe prior to game with Washington, 1913 Joe standing at the backstop at League Park prior to a game with the Washington Nationals, 1913.

Joe aiming shotgun at the camera Joe Jackson in full uniform aiming a shotgun at the camera. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Joe stretching out for one Joe Jackson stretching out for one in front of the dugout. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Joe without his cap Joe Jackson without his cap. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Naps players trying to catch a ball during batting practice Naps players trying to catch a ball during batting practice. Joe actually got this one!!! Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Joe up close and personal Joe up close and personal, looking mighty happy about something. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Joe waiting his turn during batting practice Joe during batting practice, waiting his turn. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Joe crossing the plate against New York Joe crossing the plate in a game against New York. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Joe throwing one during pre-game drills Joe throwing one during pre-game drills. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Joe in front of dugout - 1914 Joe Jackson standing in front of the dugout, 1914.

Joe running one down in the outfield Photo shows Joe running one down in the outfield.

Joe throwing during pre-game practice This photo was used in the 1912 Reach Baseball Guide.

1913 Police Gazette supplement Supplement from the September 13, 1913 issue of the Police Gazette.

Joe holding one of his beloved bats Joe holding one of his beloved bats during Spring Training.

Joe sliding into 3rd base Joe sliding into 3rd as Frank Baker tries to apply the tag.

1912 Cleveland Naps team photo 1912 Cleveland Naps team photo.

Joe in the outfield This is a variation of a photo we already have on this page. We like it, so we included this variation for your viewing pleasure.

Portrait style photo of Joe taken in 1912 Portrait style photo of Joe taken in 1912 while he was with the Naps.

Ty Cobb, Joe Jackson and Sam Crawford Ty Cobb, Joe Jackson and Sam Crawford before a game in 1912.

Joe throwing one in from right field This photo appeared in Baseball magazine and shows Joe heaving one in from right field.

Joe during batting practice This photo shows Joe in action with the bat and he's wearing street shoes!!

Staged photo of Joe sliding This is a staged photo of Joe sliding, the man applying the tag is pitcher Jim Baskette. Photo taken during spring training, circa 1912.

Katie, Joe, Gertrude and Martha in Joe's car - 1914 Photo of Katie, Joe, Joe's sister, Gertrude and his mother Martha in Joe's car. Photo taken when the Naps played in Greenville in 1914.

Nice shot of Joe about to unload on a pitch This photo shows Joe getting ready to unload "Black Betsy" on a pitch.

Joe and his mighty follow-through This photo shows the aftermath of a Joe Jackson swing.

Joe takes a mighty cut during batting practice This photo shows Joe during batting practice with the Naps.

Panorama Photo From Addie Joss Day This photo shows Joe standing next to the great Cy Young (Joe is the 11th man from the left) in this panorama photo from the Addie Joss Benefit Game which was held on July 24, 1911. It was a benefit All Star type game to benefit the family of Addie Joss (former pitcher for Cleveland who died at the age of 31 from menengitis in April of 1911). Ty Cobb is in this photo (third player from the right, wearing a Cleveland uniform, Cobb's Tigers uniform was lost on the trip down to Cleveland....so he had to wear a Cleveland uniform). Tris Speaker is here, as is Eddie Collins, Frank "Home Run" Baker, Nap Lajoie, Walter Johnson, Sam Crawford...and even ole Hal Chase is present. This photo was taken down the right field line at League Park in Cleveland. Jack Graney appears twice in this photo. Due to the way this photo was taken (left to right), Graney (third man on the left) jumped out of line once that portion of the photo was taken, ran behind the photographer and jumped back in line on the end of the right side of the photo. Ole Jack pulled a fast one....so to speak!!! Ball from that game.

Joe Jackson, Polo Grounds, 1913 This is the very famous shot by photographer Charles Conlon taken at the Polo Grounds in 1913.

Close up view of what pitchers saw right before the lights went out We suspect this is what most pitchers saw right before Joe hit a Blue Darter right back at them.

1913 Fatima Advertising Poster Here is a Fatima cigarettes advertising poster from 1913.

1912 Cleveland Naps Team Photo This is a team photo of the 1912 Cleveland Naps. Joe is the second player from the left, 3rd row.

Article about Joe playing ball in Greenville This is a newspaper article about Joe Jackson coming to Greenville with the Cleveland team to play the Furman University team. Game was played on Saturday March 14, 1914, this article was from Monday March 16, 1914 (photo courtesy of the Maggi Hall Collection).

Part two of article above This is the second part of the newspaper article above. This article shows Joe and his mother Martha at the game and also shows a photo of Joe and his younger sister Gertrude at home. Article from Monday March 16, 1914 (photo courtesy of the Maggi Hall Collection).

Photo of Joe signed by Katie This photo is from around 1912 and is signed "Joe Jackson", we are told by the owner it was signed by his wife Katie (Our Official Historian is not convinced it was signed by Katie, based on other known Katie Jackson signatures). Katie usually signed all of Joe's autograph requests, although there are more than a 2 dozen known authentic Joe Jackson autographs known to exist, most were signed by Katie.

Kids watch Jackson bat from under a fence (circa 1913) This photo from around 1913 (probably appeared in one of the Cleveland newspapers of the day) shows several kids and at least one adult looking under the fence at League Park to catch a glimpse of Joe Jackson batting. (Photo sent to us by filmmaker Pete Marra).

Joe Jackson circa 1910 This photo was taken soon after Joe arrived in Cleveland and shows him with a sporty hat and his ever present bowtie.

Joe Jackson circa 1911 This photo shows Joe in New York around 1911 before a game with the Highlanders (Yankees). Here is a larger version of this picture.

Joe Jackson watches Ray Chapman scoring This photo shows Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman sliding into home with Joe Jackson on-deck watching the play develop. Joe is seen standing slightly behind and to the left of the catcher in this photo taken at League Park during a game against the White Sox.

Joe on the base paths This photo shows Joe's style on the base paths.....steal Joe, steal!!!

Joe during batting practice This photo was taken during batting practice and shows Joe (minus cap) getting ready to unleash his Louisville Slugger on an unsuspecting ball.

Joe Jackson in street clothes This photo was taken early in Joe's career with Cleveland and shows him in his street clothes.....probably taken just after a game.

Terry Turner and Joe Jackson This photo was taken during batting practice before a game at League Park in Cleveland and shows Terry Turner and Joe Jackson sitting on the backstop talking.

Ty Cobb and Joe Jackson This photo shows the Georgia Peach and the Carolina Confection.....probably discussing the fine art of hitting.

Close-up of Joe This photo was probably taken around 1914 and is a close-up view of Joe. Photo courtesy of the Julie Vognar collection.

Photo of Joe taken around 1914 This photo was taken of Joe in 1914 and used on the letterhead of Louisville Slugger.

1914 Spalding Guide Team Photo Of The Cleveland Naps This photo is from the 1914 Spalding Guide, and shows the 1913 Cleveland Naps team. Joe is 1st player on left, back row.

1912 Reach Guide Team Photo Of The Cleveland Naps This photo is from the 1912 Reach Guide, and shows the Cleveland Naps team. Joe is 1st player on left, back row.

1912 Reach Guide Photo Of Joe This photo is from the 1912 Reach Guide and shows Joe firing one in there.

Close-up of Joe in the outfield This is a close up photo of Joe in the outfield during Spring Training in Athens, GA (1914).

Joe hitting during batting practice This is a photo shows Joe hitting one during batting practice.

1911 Colliers Magazine photo of Joe This is a photo of Joe from a 1911 Colliers magazine article.

Joe crossing the plate This photo taken around 1911 shows Joe striding across the plate at League Park.

1912 Cleveland Naps This photo from 1912 shows the Cleveland team standing in front of the bleachers at League Park in Cleveland......Joe is seventh man from the left.

Joe Jackson out at the plate This photo from 1914 shows Agnew from the St. Louis Browns putting the tag on Joe at the plate.

1912 Spalding Guide photo of Joe This photo is from the 1912 Spalding Guide and shows Joe about to make a catch.

1914 photo of Joe This is a photo of Joe is from the 1914 Reach Guide.

1914 news article with Feds content This is a January 1914 newspaper article telling about the Federal League's offer of $65,000.00 for Joe to play ball in their league.....Joe turned them down and signed with Cleveland instead....because his owner was kind to him......to bad Charlie Comiskey didn't take lessons from Charlie Somers.

1913 Reach Guide photo This photo of Joe appeared in the 1913 Reach Baseball Guide.

Joe poses for photo to be used on Louisville Slugger letterhead This photo was taken around 1914 and was later used by J.F. Hillerich and Sons (Louisville Slugger) on their letterhead. Joe appeared on the letterhead with such greats as Ty Cobb, Frank "Homerun" Baker, Honus Wagner, Eddie Collins, Nap Lajoie, and Tommy Cochran.

1913 Cleveland Naps Team Photo This photo shows the 1913 Cleveland Naps standing in front of the Naps dugout at old League Park. This part of the grandstand is still standing to this day!!

Joe in his car around 1914 This photo was taken around 1914 and shows Joe riding in his car (VHOF NOTE: Joe is styling pretty hard in this photo!!).

Joe fielding one in 1914 This photo shows Joe fielding a ball during spring training 1914.

Joe fires one in from the outfield This photo shows us how he pegged'em at home with that cannon of an arm.

Joe batting during a game at Polo Grounds This personal photo album picture shows Joe batting during a game at the Polo Grounds in August of 1915, shortly before he was traded to the White Sox. This game was played Monday August 9, 1915 and would explain why the crowd is so small. Here is the orginal picture with the notations as to it being a picture of Joe Jackson batting

Joe showing his batting stance This photo shows Joe around 1912 with his famous Louisville Slugger in hand.

Joe hitting infield practice This photo shows Joe hitting infield practice before a game at Comiskey Park. This photo was taken sometime around 1912 when Joe was with the Cleveland Indians (Naps) (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Joe shows us his bunting style In this photo Joe shows us his style of bunting.....not that he did that very often....but he could if called upon to do so. Photo taken at Comiskey Park in 1912, when Joe was still with Cleveland (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

Joe showing us his famous follow through Joe shows us what most pitchers feared.....his famous follow through....after just hitting one of his signature "Blue Darters" back up the middle. Photo taken in 1912 when Joe was still with Cleveland (Chicago Daily News negatives collection. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society).

1911 Sporting News Supplement This is Sporting News Supplement that features Joe Jackson, the supplement appeared in the March 23, 1911 issue.

1913 Joe Jackson Fatima Cigarettes Card This is a baseball card used for advertisement in 1913 by Fatima Cigarettes.

Joe Jackson (circa 1914) This shot shows Joe in front of the dugout sometime around 1914.

Addie Joss Day postcard This postcard is from Addie Joss Day held in Cleveland on July 24, 1911. On Addie Joss Day the best players of the American League gathered in Cleveland to play a benefit game for the family of Addie Joss (Hall of Fame pitcher), who died prematurely at the age of 31 from menengitis in April of 1911.

Joe Jackson postcard from 1913 This postcard shows Joe Jackson on the from and on the reverse is actually an advertisement for an exhibition game between the Cleveland Naps and the Pittsburgh Pirates to be held May 5th, 1913.

League Park, Cleveland, Ohio (View One) A drawing of what League Park looked like from inside the park, although sometime after Joe's time in Cleveland.

League Park, Cleveland, Ohio (View Two) Outside League Park, corner of 66th and Lexington...looking at the ticket house and down Lexington Street (right hand side of the picture).

League Park, Cleveland, Ohio (View Three) Much the same shot as the previous picture.

League Park, Cleveland, Ohio (View Four) A shot not too often seen of League Park....from outside behind home plate.

League Park, Cleveland, Ohio (View Five) Much the same shot as the previous photo, but in black and white.

League Park, Cleveland, Ohio (View Six) The actual photograph that was probably used to create the postcard in View Three above.

What's Left Of League Park Today The right field grandstands, part of the dugout and the ticket house (white building on the left hand side of photo) remain to this day.

Joe Jackson cartoon postcard from 1914 This postcard featuring Joe Jackson produced in 1914 by the E & S Publishing Company. It displays a detailed line drawing of Jackson surrounded by cartoon vignettes of his early career.

Joe and Cleveland teammates in Joe's car This photo shows Joe sitting in his car with some of his Cleveland teammates.....probably during Spring Training. The dog standing behind Joe on the seat was the Cleveland team mascot and belonged to fellow teammate Jack Graney.

Joe throwing one from outfield This photo is from a Jackson family member and is not in the best of shape.....but shows Joe throwing one in from the outfield early in his Major League career.

Joe and Cleveland teammates during Spring Training This photo is also from a Jackson family member and is not in the best of shape (see the retouched smaller version here). This photo was taken in 1914 during Spring Training in Athens, GA and the monument in this picture is still standing at the corner of College Avenue and Broad Street. The black man in the middle is actually holding one of Joe's bats...... The story goes that Joe and one of his teammates had been hitting fly balls to this man and a group of his friends during the entire practice session on the day this photo was taken. Take another look at the monument as it stands today.....and look real hard.......you can almost see Joe and the others standing by it to this day..........gives us chills!!! Newspaper Account Of This Photo

Different version of previous photo Different version of the previous shot. Photo courtesy of FC Associates.

Joe sliding into third This photo was taken at League Park in Cleveland on April 23, 1913. Joe Jackson has just hit a triple and is sliding into third base. Third baseman Jimmy Austin of the St. Louis Browns tries to apply the tag but to no avail, umpire George Hildebrand calls Joe safe. Cleveland went on to beat St. Louis 6 to 2.

Joe during spring training This photo was taken during spring training and shows Joe in his street clothes, doing what he did best.........hitting. Look at that hat!!!.............see....Ken Griffey Jr. was not the first player to take batting practice with their hat turned backwards.

Joe about to catch one This posed photo of Joe shows him getting ready to shag a fly ball.

Joe in the outfield during practice This photo was taken of Joe during practice with the Naps.....taken at League Park in Cleveland.

Joe shows off his batting stance This photo taken of Joe around 1912 shows Joe in his famous batting stance. The photo was taken while Joe had on street shoes. He took two on the same day with those street shoes on (see Joe warming up like a pitcher for more details on the shoes......).

Joe throwing one in from right field This photo shows Joe throwing one in from right field at League Park in Cleveland.

Joe shows his batting stance One of our visitors to the Virtual Hall of Fame found this picture, along with the one below in his grandfathers photo album. They appear to have been taken by his grandfather who lived in Cleveland at the time. We have over 500 photos of Joe and we have never seen these two of him. This is probably the first time they have ever been seen outside the photo album.

Joe from the same photo album This picture shows Joe in right field at old League Park in Cleveland. Joe once hit a home run over that very high fence in right field and was one of only a few to ever do so. Some of League Park still remains today in Cleveland.....the foul poles are still intact, part of the right field bleachers are still present, part of the dugout on the first base side is still present, some of the original poles used in the grandstand are still present and the ticket house is still standing and is currently used as a recreation center. If the scoreboard and fence where not there.....you would be able to see Joe's house in the background......as he only lived a block from League Park down Lexington Ave.

Joe around 1912 This close-up of Joe was taken around 1912.

Colorized version of Joe and Ty This is a colorized version of the famous photo of Joe Jackson and Ty Cobb taken around 1913.

Joe at League Park This picture of Joe was taken at old League Park in Cleveland around 1913.

Colorized photo of Joe This picture of Joe has been colorized, it too was taken at League Park in Cleveland early in Joe's career.

Colorized photo of Joe This is a colorized version of the photo taken by Charles M. Conlon. Photo was taken at the Polo Grounds in 1913 and shows Joe holding his beloved Black Betsy bat.

Joe, Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker This picture of Joe was taken in 1911 at the Addie Joss Benefit game held at League Park in Cleveland. This game is thought off as the first All Star game, with stars such as Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker pictured here with Joe. Major stars of the day were present to help the family of former Cleveland pitcher Addie Joss. Note: Cobb is wearing a Cleveland uniform here because his Tigers uniform was lost on the trip down from Detroit.

Joe warming up like a pitcher This picture of Joe was taken circa 1912, notice the street shoes he's wearing, you gotta love'em.

Joe sliding into home This picture shows Joe sliding into home with the Cleveland Indians during the 1915 season.

Joe with Ty Cobb This picture of Joe with Ty Cobb was taken while Joe was still with the Cleveland Naps.

Joe ready for action This picture of Joe was taken in around 1911.

Fatima card of Joe and the Naps This is a 1913 Fatima cigarettes baseball card of the Cleveland Naps, Joe is standing second from the left. Note the dog in the center of the picture, he was owned by Jack Graney (seated fourth from the left, front row), a very good friend of Joe's.....the dog was known to run out of the dugout during the games and run down foul balls and sometimes even run down balls in play.......needless to say the mascot was a fan favorite in Cleveland.

Joe in his famous batting stance This picture of Joe was taken in 1912 during spring training in Texas.

Joe during spring training 1912 This picture of Joe was taken in 1912, Joe appears to be cutting tape for use on an injury.

Small picture of Joe This picture is of Joe when he was with the Cleveland Indians.

Another colorized Joe picture This is a colorized picture of Joe when he played for the Cleveland Indians.

Another small picture Clearly not the best photo of Joe, but we felt it needed to be included in his Cleveland days photos.

Joe near the screen at League Park This shot is of Joe near the screen around home plate at League Park.

Joe, Ty and Nap A great photo of three .400 hitters....Joe Jackson, Ty Cobb and Larry "Nap" Lajoie. Jackson hit .408 in 1911, Lajoie hit .422 in 1901 and Cobb hit over .400 three times .420 in 1911, .410 in 1912 and .401 in 1922.

League Park, Clevland, Ohio This is a shot of League Park after Joe's playing days, but it looks almost as it did when Joe played there. The staduim was torn down in the 1940's and is now a community park. The little house in the bottom lefthand corner was the ticket office when Joe played there and it still remains today. Part of the right field stands still exists today as well as part of the Indians dugout.

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