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Fenway
10-25-2005, 03:42 PM
It is features like this that makes the Boston Globe stand out.

Still a hero in hometown (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2005/10/25/still_a_hero_in_hometown)
(By Stan Grossfeld, Globe Staff)
If you're looking to call Shoeless Joe Jackson a cheater in this genteel Southern city, you're looking for trouble. Big trouble.


They say it ain't so in Jackson's home
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Ray Jackson, great nephew of Shoeless Joe Jackson, displays the 1917 World Series ring he had made up from a watch fob Jackson received for playing in that series. The picture is of Joe Jackson suiting up in 1932 for the Greenville Spinners, years after he was banned from major league baseball.
(Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)

StockdaleForVeep
10-25-2005, 03:49 PM
There is an article online where someone interviewed Jackson on his deathbed and he went into a very thurough explanation of that 1919 season, regretfully i dont have the link but search engines can find parts of ti

Iguana775
10-25-2005, 04:29 PM
There is an article online where someone interviewed Jackson on his deathbed and he went into a very thurough explanation of that 1919 season, regretfully i dont have the link but search engines can find parts of ti

Damn, I'd be very interested in reading that.

PaulDrake
10-25-2005, 04:31 PM
In my two plus year living in South Carolina I have yet to meet a Major League baseball fan. When the Carolina Panthers were in the Super Bowl in 04 there appeared to be little if any interest in them. College sports, now that's another story.

Fenway
10-25-2005, 04:39 PM
Joe Jackson gave this interview in 1949, 2 years before he died

http://www.blackbetsy.com/jjtruth.htm

Iguana775
10-25-2005, 04:45 PM
Joe Jackson gave this interview in 1949, 2 years before he died

http://www.blackbetsy.com/jjtruth.htm

Thanks, fenway!

PaulDrake
10-25-2005, 05:10 PM
Incredibly enough Furman Bisher still writes a sports column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

SoxFan76
10-25-2005, 05:13 PM
In my two plus year living in South Carolina I have yet to meet a Major League baseball fan. When the Carolina Panthers were in the Super Bowl in 04 there appeared to be little if any interest in them. College sports, now that's another story.

That's kind of like Florida. They are all about the college sports.