“The following is sponsored content from Upcountry History Museum”
In This Week in History, sponsored by the Upcountry History Museum:
In 1915, the Chicago White Sox obtained Shoeless Joe Jackson from the Cleveland Naps in exchange for 3 players and $31,500.
Jackson would go on to win the World Series with the White Sox in 1917, but was sentenced to a lifetime ban of the game after the Black Sox Scandal.
Despite the acquittal of Jackson and seven other players, Jackson has never been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
To learn more about Shoeless Joe Jackson and the start of his baseball career, visit the Upcountry History Museum.