Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library

Oktober 26, 2009

Joe Jackson Museum

Joe Jackson Museum

Joseph Jefferson Jackson „Shoeless Joe“ was born on July 16, 1888 in Pickens county and in early 1901 moved with his family to the Brandon community in West Greenville, SC. He started playing baseball in the Brandon Mills men’s team when he was thirteen and played semi-pro ball with the Greenville Spinners in 1908. During a game against the Anderson Electricians he took off his in new spikes, because of blisters on his feet and a fan of the opposing team shouted: „You shoeless son-of-a-gun!“. Although it was the only game Joe played shoeless the name stuck. In August 1908 he signed with the Philadelphia Athletics, in 1910 was traded to Cleveland and in 1915 to the Chicago White Sox. After being accused of conspiring to throw the 1919 World Series and acquittal in a court of law Joe Jackson and seven other White Sox players were banned from playing professional baseball. After his professional baseball career ended Joe Jackson first moved to Savannah and in 1932 back to Greenville. He operated a barbecue restaurant and a liquor store and died in 1951. Joe Jackson’s house was dismantled in 2006, moved and reassembled on Field Street across the new Fluor Field baseball stadium in Greenville’s historic West End. The museum opened in June 2008 and displays artifacts, photographs, films, records and other items associated with his life and career.

Open: Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Joe Jackson Museum
356 Field Street
Across from Fluor Field
Historic West End
Greenville, SC
Shoeless Jackson Museum

© Flavia Westerwelle

TransDomo,LLC / ShellTree Realty
Flavia & Klaus Westerwelle
Phone: 864.908.0690
Photos from Greenville, SC


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