(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has decided not to reconsider the lifetime ban of Chicago White Sox star "Shoeless" Joe Jackson from the MLB Hall of Fame.
According to a post on the Facebook page of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Manfred determined that "it would not be appropriate for [him] to re-open" the matter of Jackson's eligibility for the hall of fame. "It is not possible now, over 95 years since those events took place and were considered by Commissioner [Kenesaw Mountain] Landis, to be certain enough of the truth to overrule Commissioner Landis' determinations," Manfred wrote.
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum says that Manfred's letter was dated July 20, and that a response from the museum about ten days later has gone unanswered.
Jackson was placed on baseball's ineligible list for his role in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, in which the White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series.
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