Three Chicago White Sox documentaries we’d want from ESPN

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Shoeless Joe Jackson

You’ve seen the movies. “Field of Dreams” and “Eight Men Out” both deliver the story of the 1919 Black Sox scandal in different ways. “Field of Dreams” uses magic and a fictional story to tell it while “Eight Men Out,” tells the real story a lot more realistically. The former is headlined by Shoeless Joe Jackson‘s return to life to play baseball again but the entire focus of the movie isn’t his career.

His career led to him being suspended for life from baseball for his involvement in the scandal. A lot of people disagree with his banishment because of the fact that it is very hard to prove that he was purposely trying to lose. He hit the only home run of the series, had zero errors in the field, and had exceptional statistics at the plate.

A documentary going over his career, the scandal, and the aftermath would be extremely entertaining for sports fans. People deserve to know the truth about what really happened that year and how it affected one of the best players to ever suit up for the  Chicago White Sox. It might not paint a pretty picture of the organization at all, especially it’s former owner, but it would paint light on a player that is still remembered to this day.