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Baseball: Black Sox player Shoeless Joe Jackson still banned

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For Shoeless Joe Jackson, it still isn’t so. Jackson, the old outfielder for the Chicago White Sox (or Black Sox), has been denied reconsideration for his lifetime ban by baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, which might have led to admission into the Hall of Fame. The story is almost 100 years old, but it remains one of baseball’s most fascinating tales. Eight members of the White Sox (made famous in Eliot Asinof’s book and the subsequent movie Eight Men Out), conspired…

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