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Joe Jackson

Played with Indians from 1910-15

Always sensitive about his inability to read and write, this anecdote illustrates Shoeless Joe's manner of coping:

After being traded to the White Sox, a large Cleveland woman who taunted opposing players from her third base box seat decided to taunt Shoeless Joe about his illiteracy. She ripped into him: "Hey Joe! How do you spell Mississippi? How do you spell Mississippi, Joe?"

After smashing a triple, Joe looked over and quietly asked, "How do you spell triple, fat lady?"

Manager Lou Boudreau
First Baseman Jim Thome
Second Baseman Nap Lajoie
Third Baseman Al Rosen
Shortstop Omar Vizquel
Left Fielder Albert Belle
Center Fielder Tris Speaker
Right Fielder Manny Ramirez
Catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr.
RH Pitcher Bob Feller
LH Pitcher Sam McDowell
Closer Doug Jones
Designated Hitter Rocky Colavito

Roberto Alomar, Brian Anderson, Earl Averill, Bobby Avila, Buddy Bell, Ellis Burks, Rico Carty, Bartolo Colon, Stan Coveleski, Coco Crisp, Einar Diaz, Larry Doby, Elmer Flick, Tito Francona, Travis Fryman, Karim Garcia, Mike Garcia, Travis Hafner, Mel Harder, Jeff Heath, Jim Hegan, Joe Jackson, Addie Joss, Ken Kelmer, Ralph Kiner, Matt Lawton, Cliff Lee, Bob Lemon, Kenny Lofton, Victor Martinez, Jose Mesa, Charles Nagy, Steve O'Neill, Satchel Paige, Gaylord Perry, C.C. Sabathia, Herb Score, Joe Sewell, Grady Sizemore, Louis Sockalexis, Andre Thornton, Billy Traber, Hal Trosky, Jake Westbrook, Bob Wickman, Jaret Wright, Early Wynn, Cy Young

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