23. 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson
Before being banned from baseball due to his part in the Black Sox Scandal, Jackson’s performance left little doubt of his penchant for hitting. From 1908-1920, Jackson batted .356 while collecting 1,772 hits, including a sensational rookie year in which he hit .408. While Shoeless Joe will forever be known for the scandal, he should also be acknowledged as one of baseball’s best hitters.
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