Historic Markers Across South Carolina



"Shoeless Joe" Jackson House



Marker ID: SCHM 23-43
Location: 356 Field Street, Greenville, SC
County: Greenville
Coordinates: N 34° 50.483    W 082° 24.433
  34.84138333    -82.40721666
Style: Free Standing **
 



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(Front)
This house, built in 1940, was originally 3 mi. SW at 119 E. Wilburn Ave. It was the last home of Joseph Jefferson Wofford “Shoeless Joe” Jackson (1888-1951), one of the greatest natural hitters in the history of baseball. Jackson, born in Pickens Co., moved to Greenville as a boy. He worked at the Brandon Mill, joined the mill baseball team as a teenager, and was a star long before he made the major leagues in 1908.

(Reverse)
In 1911, his first full season, Jackson batted .408. He played for the Philadelphia A´s 1908-10, the Cleveland Naps 1910-15, and the Chicago White Sox 1915-20, with a lifetime average of .356. He helped the White Sox win the 1917 World Series, but he and 7 teammates were banned from baseball for fixing the 1919 Series. This house, where Jackson died in 1951, was moved here in 2006 and opened as a museum in 2008.

Erected by the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library, 2011


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More Information:
Wikipedia - Shoeless Joe Jackson
The Official website - Joseph Jefferson Jackson (July 16, 1887 - December 5, 1951)
baseball-reference.com - Shoeless Joe Jackson Statistics and History