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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Shoeless Joe Jackson

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Given the World Series is underway we stopped by the Shoeless Joe Jackson Plaza to take a couple of photos. The plaza is at the intersection of South Main Street and Augusta Street in downtown Greenville. It is in Historic West End just outside of a great restaurant called Smoke on the River.

Joe Jackson is a Greenville native and is famous for his baseball accomplishments and infamous for being banned from baseball in the "Black Sox scandal". See the following web pages for more details.

Shoeless Joe Jackson offical web site

Black Betsy his bat

Shoeless Joe Jackson Society

One web page claims Babe Ruth once said, "I copied Jackson's style because I thought he was the greatest hitter I had ever seen ..."

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