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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson traded to White Sox
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Aug. 20, 1915

The struggling Cleveland Indians need money so owner Charles Somers deals star outfielder "Shoeless" Joe Jackson to the Chicago White Sox. In exchange for Jackson, who is hitting .331 and for the past four seasons has batted between .338 and .408, the Indians get outfielder Braggo Roth and two seldom-used players, outfielder Larry Chappell and pitcher Ed Klepfer. Most important, the Indians also receive cash, with reports varying from $15,000 to $31,500.

In his first appearance with the White Sox the next day, Jackson will receive a bunch of big red roses before his first at-bat. He will go 1-for-7 with a walk in a doubleheader split against the New York Yankees.

The left-handed hitting Jackson will finish his career with a .356 batting average (third all-time) before being banned from baseball in 1921. He will be one of eight Black Sox accused of throwing the 1919 World Series.

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