The Texas Rangers may draft players with more upside than Joe Jackson in this year’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, but they won’t draft any with better baseball pedigree. Texas used its fifth-round pick on Jackson, a catcher from The Citadel. Jackson's great-great-great uncle is Shoeless Joe Jackson, one of the greatest players of all time and also infamous for the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal.
Rangers draft Shoeless Joe Jackson descendent
Fox Sports Southwest | Jun 7