Number 12: Shoeful Joe Jackson
Often confused with “Shoeless” Joe Jackson of the infamous 1919 Chicago White Sox, “Shoeful” Joe Jackson was the back up second baseman for the Kansas City Plaids in 1921. Jackson was known for the odd habit of wearing two sets of shoes at the same time, which he did in public life as well as on the diamond. Little is known about Jackson; he played three years of professional ball, batted .189 and suffered numerous ankle injuries due mainly to the simultaneous wearing of two pairs of shoes. After baseball Jackson started the unsuccessful “Shoeful” Joe Jackson’s Shoe Zoo where he presented farm animals wearing human shoes and boots.