Shoeless Joe: 'This is the truth!'

In the photo above, Joe Jackson (right) is talking with Furman Bisher, well-known and respected columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for fifty-nine years.  This photo was taken in Jackson's front yard in 1949, and the interview became the only one Jackson gave about the 1919 World Series scandal.  Permission to reprint the article was granted by Tom Ficara, Publisher, SPORT Magazine.

 

"THIS IS THE TRUTH!"

By Shoeless Joe Jackson as told to Furman Bisher

 

Interesting note:  On the title page, the small photo of a ball player is identified as Jackson.   It is not Joe Jackson, but rather his White Sox teammate, Buck Weaver!

 

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This is the Truth