Joe Jackson Test Number One

Test your knowledge of facts related to Joe Jackson. This Quiz will be updated from time to time with all new questions, please check back for updates to this quiz.

1. What other player besides Joe hit a baseball over the roof at the Polo Grounds?

Babe Ruth.
Honus Wagner.
Ty Cobb.

2. For his part in the Fix of the 1919 World Series, Joe was?

Found guilty, banned for life from baseball,and sentenced to 2 years in the Cook County Jail.
Found not guilty, but banned from baseball.
Found guilty,banned for life from baseball, and fined $5,000.00.

3.Joe met with the gamblers prior to the 1919 World Series?

True
False

4. Joe's batting average for the 1919 World Series was?

.356
.198
.275
.375
None of the above.

5. After Joe was banned from baseball he_________.

Went broke, drifted from job to job, played outlaw baseball in the summer.
Was a successful businessman during the winter and played baseball during the summer.
Spent most of his time begging Judge Landis for reinstatement and played baseball in the summer.
None of the above.

6. In 1924 Joe sued Comiskey for back wages, Joe won, but the verdict was overturned, Why?

The Judge said Joe had committed perjury.
The jury could not reach a decision in the case.
Joe won, but lost on an appeal by Comiskey.
None of the above, Joe won $16,711 and went home to Greenville, SC.

7. What item(s) did Joe Jackson collect for good luck?

Other players used bats
Horseshoes
Pennies
Hairpins
Buttons

8. Joe Jackson's wife's name was?

Kelly
Cathy
Katie
Gertrude
Martha

9. Joe's best friend on the Chicago White Sox team was?

Ray Schalk
Shano Collins
Eddie Collins
Claude "Lefty" Williams
Swede Risberg

10. Which one of the following players was not one of the Eight Men banned for life?

Joe Jackson
Eddie Cicotte
Fred McMullin
George Weaver
Joe Jenkins

BONUS QUESTION

Joe went to work in the cotton mill (Pelzer) at the age of:?

6
12
10
14
8

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