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“Shoeless” Joe Jackson

Carolina Legends

 
 
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 9, 2009
1. "Shoeless" Joe Jackson Marker
Inscription.
Shoeless Joe
Jackson began his
playing career with the
Greenville Spinners. After
moving up to the majors, he
became one of the greatest
hitters of all-time. After playing
13 seasons in the majors,
he compiled a .356 average,
the third highest in Major
League Baseball
history.

 
Location. 34° 51.133′ N, 82° 23.55′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from North Academy Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the southwest corner of the Bi-Lo Center complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 North Academy Street, Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Selvy (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenville Memorial Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here Lieth the Body of Sarah M. Crittenden (about 700 feet
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, May 9, 2009
2. "Shoeless" Joe Jackson Marker
away); Christ Church (Episcopal) (approx. 0.2 miles away); In 1825 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kilgore-Lewis House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brockman Park (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Jefferson Jackson. Marker dedicated to Shoeless Joe in Greenville's Historic West End. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Shoeless Joe Jackson Official Website. In 1921, Shoeless Joe Jackson was banned from baseball due to his alleged involvement in the Black Sox scandal of 1919. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Shoeless Joe Jackson Virtual Hall of Fame. This site is devoted to the memory of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the movement to persuade Major League Baseball to remove Joe Jackson from their ineligible list, thereby making him eligible for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Ballpark, Greenville, SC. Items of interest will be posted
Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (1888-1951) Photo, Click for full size
William B. Coxe Collection, Greenville County Historical Society, April 15, 2009
3. Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (1888-1951)
to this page as time goes by and as news breaks here in Greenville, Joe's hometown. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. The Chicago Black Sox Controversy. The controversy surrounding the 1919 World Series is most confusing in regards to Shoeless Joe Jackson. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Shoeless Joe Jackson. Joseph Jefferson Jackson (July 16, 1888 – December 5, 1951), nicknamed "Shoeless Joe", was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball in the early part of the 20th century. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Greenville Spinners. The nickname came from Greenville's textiles industry. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. Baseball in Greenville, S.C. Through the 2004 season, Greenville, S.C., located just a couple of hours away from Atlanta, had served as a haven for much of the Braves' future talent. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,514 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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