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"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

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"Shoeless" Joe Jackson Marker image. 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
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. Marker is located in the southwest corner of the Bi-Lo Center complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 North Academy Street, Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 9, 2009
2. "Shoeless" Joe Jackson Marker
(about 700 feet 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. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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. Joseph Jefferson Jackson (July 16, 1888 – December 5, 1951), nicknamed
Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (1888-1951) image. Click for full size.
William B. Coxe Collection, Greenville County Historical Society, April 15, 2009
3. Joseph Jefferson "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (1888-1951)
"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.) 

5. Greenville Spinners. The nickname came from Greenville's textiles industry. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Additional keywords. Major League Baseball
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,748 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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