January 20, 2014

Recruiting: Bumpy ride for Duck fans

In 12 major league seasons Shoeless Joe Jackson hit .356, but in 1920 he was implicated in the Black Sox Scandal for fixing the 1919 World Series along with 7 other players. The legend is that a group of boys waited outside the courtroom after the grand jury testimony and one said pleadingly to Jackson, "Say it isn't so, Joe." Jackson, who'd hit .375 in the fateful Series and never made an error, looked down at the boy and said plaintively, "I'm afraid it is, kid."

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