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UPCOMING MUSEUM EVENTS
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Saturday, June 22, 10am-2pm The museum's 5th anniversary celebration.
Saturday, Sept 21, 11am 5th Annual Vintage Baseball Doubleheader between our "Shoeless Joes" and the "Georgia Peaches" from the Ty Cobb Museum.
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum is located in the house where Joe lived and died.
We are open every Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Private Tours: Email request to email@example.com
Located at 356 Field Street, Greenville, SC Across from Fluor Field in downtown Greenville
Admission is free Free parking behind the museum!
Gift shop (cash only)
The all-volunteer museum is a 501(c)(3) charity and is operated solely from donations and gift shop sales. Your tax-deductible donations to the non-profit museum are gratefully accepted.
"We're Shoeless on a shoestring!"
In addition to the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library, be sure and visit Joe's grave site where visitors leave baseballs, photos, notes and other mementos; the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Ball Park where Joe first played baseball; and Shoeless Joe Jackson Plaza where a life-size bronze statue of Joe stands on a base made of bricks from the old Comiskey Ball Park in Chicago. To visit these sites, see the Main Menu under "Directions."
WE'RE CELEBRATING OUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY!
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10:00am - 2:00pm
See Joe Jackson's 1917 World Series ring and his Will with his rare signature. We're planning a baseball forum, a baseball clinic, yard sale of baseball items and auction.
HOPE Y'ALL WILL JOIN US!
IF YOU'RE PITCHING OUT YOUR OLD BASEBALL STUFF,
WE WANT IT!
On June 22 the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum will hold a fund-raising yard sale and auction during our 5th anniversary celebration.
Help raise money for the museum by donating any of your baseball-related items such as books and magazines, old balls, bats and gloves, cards, photos, collectibles, or memorabilia that you'd like to contribute to the cause.
100% of the proceeds will go to maintaining the museum and keeping the doors open.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on donating your items to help us keep Joe's good name alive.
A Special Opportunity to support the Museum!
We are proud to present the Official Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum Souvenir Poker Chips!
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An Evening to Celebrate!
Friends of the museum gathered on the evening of October 19, 2012, for the premier of a new documentary about three of the most memorable names in baseball - Shoeless Joe Jackson, Van Lingle Mungo and Bobo Newsom, all South Carolina ballplayers. The independent film, directed by Tim Fennell of Charleston, SC, is based on a short story written by College of Charleston President Emeritus Alex Sanders which he presented to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. The film aired on SC-ETV at 9pm on November 1, 2012.
The evening's event was held at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities and hosted by the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. First at bat was Shoeless Joe (Dan Roberts) who hit a homer with the tale of how he got his famous nickname. Next up was a rousing concert of early 1900s baseball tunes performed by the Greenville Heritage Textile Band under the direction of Dr. Michael Moore. Patterned after the town bands found in many of Greenville's textile mill villages, the band uses authentic instruments, repertoire, and costuming. Following the premier of the film and remarks by Tim Fennell and The Hon. Alex Sanders, the crowd attended a reception to meet and mingle with other Shoeless Joe fans.
A special thanks to The Lucyle Love Foundation for its generous support; the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities for the use of its beautiful facility; and to Norman Belk, Director of Library Services at the SC Governor's School, for his outstanding assistance and hospitality.
Everyone had a great time!
Nehmen Sie mich zum Ballspiel heraus!
German to English translation: Take me out to the ball game!
Yvonne and Matthias Kramer, shown here in Joe's living room, are devoted baseball fans --- in Germany!
Touring the southern U.S., the Kramer's took a swing by the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum to learn more about Greenville's favorite son. Matthias, who plays for the Stuttgart Reds, told us the game is very popular in Germany which has 334 clubs distributed among the country's sixteen federal states.
2013 VINTAGE GAMES DATE SET !!
Our annual vintage doubleheader against the "Georgia Peaches" of the Ty Cobb Museum will be on Saturday, September 21 in Greenville.
If you are interested in playing for the Shoeless Joe team in 2013, please click here to email our Coaches and they will reply to you with all the details.
Last year the "Shoeless Joes" traveled to Royston, GA, where the games were played on Ty Cobb Field.
Special guests at the museum recently were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cannon of Milwaukee, WI. Bill's grandfather, the late attorney Ray Cannon, represented Joe Jackson at the 1924 Milwaukee trial when Joe sued Charles Comiskey, owner of the Chicago White Sox for back pay, World Series money and damages. The jury returned the verdict in Joe's favor.
Ray Cannon also represented other notable sports figures of the day, including boxer Jack Dempsey.
Shoeless Joe - Cleveland Naps 1910-1915
Ty Cobb: "Joe Jackson never gave batting the scientific study I gave it. He just swung."
Babe Ruth: "He's the guy who made me a hitter. I copied his swing."
Tris Speaker: "I can't ever remember him being in a batting slump. His swing was so perfect that there was little chance of it getting disorganized. He was the greatest natural hitter who ever lived."
What do Bloody Joes, RBI Shrimp Stir Fry, Ty Cobb Baseball Cake and Babe Ruth Bars have in common?
They're all recipes in the new SHOELESS JOE COOKBOOK featuring 250 recipes from Shoeless Joe fans across the country! See sample recipe for Sloppy Joes on the cookbook order page.
Baseball fans don't live by hotdogs alone --- these are easy recipes even non-cooks can prepare and serve. Shoeless Joe loved his fatback, eggs, grits, fried chicken, cornbread and biscuits, but he sure never had Glazed Pork Tenderloin or Tennessee White Chili.
Come on, folks, support the museum!
It's all for just a $20 donation to the museum, plus S&H.
Order your cookbook today.
Great gift idea for the baseball fan who has everything.
For ordering information click here or see "SHOELESS JOE COOKBOOK" on the index in the left column.
The museum is a proud member of
THE SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN BASEBALL RESEARCH (SABR)