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Joe Jackson was a top major league baseball player during the early 20th century who was ousted from the sport for his alleged role in game fixing.
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But not everything went as planned. When it was over Jackson only received $5,000 for the fix. When the fix was discovered all eight players were brought to trial. Jackson and his teammates were all acquitted but in 1920, baseball's newly appointed commissioner, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, banned the group from the sport for life.
Eventually, Jackson retired to Greenville, South Carolina, with his wife Katie. There, he operated a number of businesses, including a pool parlor and a liquor store.
For the rest of his life Jackson tried to get reinstated into the game in the hope that would he be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. It never happened. Jackson died on December 5, 1951.
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