asked to be benched twice before the Series even began. "If there was something going on, I knew the bench would be the safest place" Jackson later admitted. In the Series, Joe did not commit any errors defensively. He collected 12 basehits, including the only homerun of the Series. His .375 batting average was tops among all regulars on both teams.
When Joe appeared in front of the Grand Jury in September 1920, his testimony began to conflict. Initially he stated he played to win, but when he was asked how much he got paid to help throw the Series he stated: "They promised me $20,000 and paid me five (thousand)."
To complicate matters, when Joe Jackson sued White Sox owner Charles Comiskey in 1924 for breach of contract and $18,000 in back pay, his testimony changed yet again. The presiding Judge, John J. Gregory, found Joe guilty of perjury and reversed the jury's decision that had ruled in favor of Jackson.