Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum

Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum Visit the home of legend, Shoeless Joe Jackson. The all-volunteer museum is a 501(c)(3) charity and is operated solely from donations and gift shop sales.
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06/08/2019

Originally posted by Michael C. Wallach:

Thanks to all who are sending in their best wishes for our Museum's upcoming move.

The entire Board of The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, as well as so many of our community neighbors, are excited, nervous and anxious - all at the same time.

We never would have thought that Joe Jackson's personal home would go through a 2nd FULL move - but just like Joe himself, when he played, our Museum is always looking ahead. And what we see is a very bright future with bigger and better things to come.
Joe Jackson was a quiet man who let his bat do his talking. We're going to try to emulate him by continuing to honor his memory. We'll do this by keeping his name and amazing baseball accomplishments in the forefront. We'll showcase some wonderful historical artifacts and become even more involved in Joe's hometown community, allowing for this all time legend, one of baseball's greatest hitters, to live on.

Baseball seems to have a special place in the hearts of so many. Combine this great game with a true legend and you really have something special.

Just as Greenville, SC is going through such tremendous growth, look for OUR Museum to do the same. Of course, we know that it is because of all of YOU - Joe Jackson fans, baseball fans (young and old), our wonderful volunteers and the entire baseball community - that our growth is even possible.

We thank you so much for all your support, contributions and donations as we move forward.

With sincere appreciation and respect,
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum Board of Directors

06/06/2019
1919 - 2019  The CentennialThis year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1919 World Series that rocked the baseball world...
05/22/2019
Artist to put ‘Black Sox’ on display at arts center

1919 - 2019 The Centennial

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1919 World Series that rocked the baseball world.

Should we invite this artist to display his paintings in Greenville? Heck, yes!

Growing up in southern California, Thom Ross loved the stars of 1960s baseball: Roger Maris, Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle.

The museum was pleased to recently host special guest, Jackson Copeland, of Warner Robins, GA.  Jackson Copeland is a fi...
05/19/2019

The museum was pleased to recently host special guest, Jackson Copeland, of Warner Robins, GA. Jackson Copeland is a first cousin, twice removed, to our Shoeless Joe. His mother, the late Ethel Jackson Copeland, was a big supporter of our initial exhibits about Joe at Greenville City Hall back in the late 1990's and the statue creation in 2001. In a couple of weeks, Jackson and his wife Sue will make a return visit to Greenville to share with us his mother's scrapbooks and memorabilia about Shoeless Joe. We're looking forward to it!

NEWS ALERT!The SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM at .356 Field Street may be moving down the street to make room for the .408 ...
03/07/2019
Five-story apartments and retail proposed next to Fluor Field - Upstate Business Journal

NEWS ALERT!

The SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM at .356 Field Street may be moving down the street to make room for the .408 JACKSON! (Psst...we're happy about it.😊)

https://upstatebusinessjournal.com/five-story-apartments-and-retail-proposed-next-to-fluor-field/

A class-A multi-family, mixed-use development is being proposed for the site of the current “Blue Building” that sits at 24 Vardry St. next to Fluor Field. Woodfield Investments, the Charlotte-based developer of The Greene mixed-use development a block away, has submitted plans to the City of Gr...

Poetry in motion.  Cleveland Naps 1910-1915.  1911 batted .408 highest ever by a rookie; 1912 led American League in tri...
01/30/2019

Poetry in motion.
Cleveland Naps 1910-1915. 1911 batted .408 highest ever by a rookie; 1912 led American League in triples; 1913 led AL in hits; slugging percentage (.551); traded to White Sox in August 1915.

1919-2019  The CentennialRecently the museum was pleased to host ESPN's popular journalist, Don Van Natta, Jr.  The two-...
01/29/2019

1919-2019 The Centennial
Recently the museum was pleased to host ESPN's popular journalist, Don Van Natta, Jr. The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a film crew spent three days in Greenville learning about Shoeless Joe's personal and professional life. Van Natta's report will air on ESPN's docu-series BACKSTORY during the 2019 World Series. A Shoeless Joe fan, Van Natta remarked with a smile, "Shoeless Joe has his own Hall of Fame...the museum!"

1919-2019  The Centennial“I asked to be suspended before the world series game of 1919.  I didn’t want to play after I h...
01/27/2019

1919-2019 The Centennial

“I asked to be suspended before the world series game of 1919. I didn’t want to play after I heard what was going on. But I had to play. And I did play. Look at the records I made in that series. Look at Buck Weaver’s too, and you don’t need any more proof that we played.” --Joe Jackson

01/25/2019

Now you can follow us on Instagram at shoelessjoemuseum. 😁 Thanks to Kevin Burke in Gastonia, NC, for making this happen!

01/22/2019

1919 - 2019
"Baseball failed to keep the faith with me." Joe Jackson

Merry Christmas to all our fans!
12/14/2018

Merry Christmas to all our fans!

On December 5, 1951, Shoeless Joe Jackson, 63, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends.  Hundred...
12/05/2018

On December 5, 1951, Shoeless Joe Jackson, 63, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends. Hundreds of people attended his burial on December 9, 1951, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Greenville, SC. The photo below shows many floral tributes.

Shoeless Joe Movie Event
11/09/2018

Shoeless Joe Movie Event

Movie announcement by Shoeless Joe Productions and Meet the screenwriter event!

Andrea Long, editor of "High and Inside," a SABR committee newsletter, wrote a piece about the museum that we want to sh...
11/07/2018
SABR BioProject: October 2018 newsletter | Society for American Baseball Research

Andrea Long, editor of "High and Inside," a SABR committee newsletter, wrote a piece about the museum that we want to share. Her skillful writing describes her visit to the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. Thank you, Andrea, for a wonderful article!
https://sabr.org/content/sabr-bioproject-october-2018-newsletter

High and InsideThe Newsletter of the BioProject CommitteeSociety for American Baseball Research (SABR)October 2018 Past newsletters Editor: Andrea Long From the Directors From the Editor Update on BioProject Submissions Project Poobahs From Co-Director, Rory Costello Disappearing Images Perhaps you....

11/03/2018

It was a great day at the museum. In addition to viewing Shoeless Joe's original Will with his rare signature, visitors got to see his 1917 World Series ring. Angelo Pizzo, Renee James and Frank Bilotta shared info about the upcoming movie. Joe's fans are the best. Enjoyed seeing all of you!

11/02/2018

MUSEUM EVENT TOMORROW!
356 Field St., Greenville, SC 10am - 2pm
Meet the movers and shakers of the upcoming movie, SHOELESS JOE--THE TRUE STORY.
Interested in being an "extra"? Bring resume & headshot.
See Shoeless Joe's original Will with his rare signature.
Tour our great museum!
Starbucks and donuts, Groovy Dawg YUM!

10/31/2018

BOO-y'all

Visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum on November 3, 10AM-2PM, and meet Angelo Pizzo, filmmaker and screenwriter.  Pizzo...
10/24/2018

Visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum on November 3, 10AM-2PM, and meet Angelo Pizzo, filmmaker and screenwriter. Pizzo is writing the script for SHOELESS JOE-THE TRUE STORY.

10/21/2018

UPDATE: The Shoeless Joes won both vintage ball games against the Ty Cobb Museum yesterday. The Georgia Peaches had a terrific team, the Joes were awesome as always, and hats off to Ty Cobb Museum Director Wesley Fricks and his great staff for their gracious Southern hospitality. Thanks to the fans for supporting this annual event. Photos will be posted soon!

10/18/2018

The SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM will be CLOSED on Saturday, October 20, 2018. We're heading to Royston, GA, for the 10th annual vintage "base ball" games between the Shoeless Joes and the Georgia Peaches of the Ty Cobb Museum. HUZZAH!

10/04/2018

Our museum has been a proud member of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) for ten years. SABR’s Black Sox Scandal Research Committee recently announced a special symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 World Series on September 27-29, 2019. This will be a historic conference! To learn more about this organization, their upcoming national convention, and the Black Sox Scandal symposium, check out sabr.org.

The SJJ Museum will be CLOSED on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, for the 10th annual vintage (1860's) doubleheader against the ...
10/01/2018

The SJJ Museum will be CLOSED on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, for the 10th annual vintage (1860's) doubleheader against the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston, GA---Shoeless Joes vs. Georgia Peaches. We're gonna peel us some Peaches! (That's Southern for the Joes are going to win.)
The photo below is an 1860's "lemon peel" baseball which was found buried on a Civil War battlefield.

09/29/2018

THIS JUST IN...Shoeless Joe Productions announced this morning that Oscar and Golden Globe winner Billy Bob Thornton will take the seat as Executive Producer for their feature film "Shoeless Joe-The True Story". Thornton is a life-long baseball fan and a proponent for Joe Jackson.

A rare photo of a very young Joe Jackson (standing 3rd from right) dressed in coat and tie.  Coach Tommy Stouch (sitting...
09/27/2018

A rare photo of a very young Joe Jackson (standing 3rd from right) dressed in coat and tie. Coach Tommy Stouch (sitting 3rd from right) assembled this team to compete against Furman University. He had played with the Louisville Colonels team in 1898, along with the great Honus Wagner. (Courtesy of Michael L. Miller)

Joe and Kate Jackson's gravesite in Greenville, SC, has been visited by thousands of fans who leave treasures behind.  U...
09/24/2018

Joe and Kate Jackson's gravesite in Greenville, SC, has been visited by thousands of fans who leave treasures behind. Upper left corner is a framed photo of Babe Ruth and Joe Jackson left by a fan. Every season, volunteers clean the gravesite, pull weeds, and place seasonal floral arrangements. Now it's ready for autumn visitors!

Posting photos
09/24/2018

Posting photos

In October 1949, at age 61, Joe Jackson gave his only interview about the 1919 World Series and its aftermath to Furman ...
09/22/2018
Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum :

In October 1949, at age 61, Joe Jackson gave his only interview about the 1919 World Series and its aftermath to Furman Bisher for SPORT Magazine. Now, as the 100th anniversary year of the 1919 World Series approaches, we want to share Joe’s words with his fans.
www.shoelessjoejackson.org Click SHOELESS JOE: This is the Truth! on the menu.

This is the home page for the official Shoeless Joe Jackson Baseball Museum and Library in Greenville, SC, dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of one of the greatest men to ever play the game.

02/13/2018

The museum phone is not working. Until we can get it repaired, please email us at [email protected] or send us a message here on Facebook. Thank you!

Merry Christmas everyone. We hope you are enjoying your day filled with family, friends,  good food and making lots of m...
12/25/2017

Merry Christmas everyone. We hope you are enjoying your day filled with family, friends, good food and making lots of memories.

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10/28/2017

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Congratulations to the Shoeless Joes on the 9-6 win against the Georgia Peaches today. Both teams played hard and had a ...
10/21/2017

Congratulations to the Shoeless Joes on the 9-6 win against the Georgia Peaches today. Both teams played hard and had a great time! The camaraderie between the teams was wonderful and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to play! We were honored to host the Ty Cobb Museum and we are already looking forward to next year! Thank you to the PitchHitters and Scottie Dogs Mobile Catering, LLC for being a part of the event as well and a huge thanks to everyone that came out to enjoy the game with us. (Pictures to come soon) #ShoelessJoes #GeorgiaPeaches #ShoelessJoeJacksonMuseum #YeahThatGreenville

Here's the pitch...The teams will take the same field today at 11:00 AM, where a young Jackson got his start in textile ...
10/21/2017

Here's the pitch...The teams will take the same field today at 11:00 AM, where a young Jackson got his start in textile league baseball—the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Ball Park, 406 West Ave, Greenville, SC. “Judge” Rex Darnell will enforce the 1860’s rules which include no cleats, no gloves and no helmets. With catches on first bounce counting as outs and no walks, the emphasis of the vintage games is on hitting, base-running and defense. Free admission and free parking. Pre-game entertainment by the PitchHitters. Scottie Dogs Mobile Catering, LLC will be selling hotdogs, or you can bring a picnic lunch and lawn chairs and enjoy an old-fashioned day at the ball field! HUZZAH!

10/20/2017

The museum will be closed this Saturday, October 21st. Join us for a fun day of base ball at 406 West Avenue as we take on the Georgia Peaches (Ty Cobb Museum). 9th Annual Vintage Base Ball Games

It's a beautiful day to visit the museum!
09/30/2017

It's a beautiful day to visit the museum!

Address

356 Field Street
Greenville, SC
29601

Opening Hours

Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(864) 346-4867

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Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum

Site location: 356 Field Street, Greenville, SC

Shoeless Joe is safe at home....his home!

You are cordially invited to visit the historic home of baseball legend, Shoeless Joe Jackson. Managed by volunteers, the museum is a 501(c)(3) charity and is operated solely from donations and gift shop sales.

The museum is open Saturdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm, with the exception of major holidays, extremely bad weather, and our annual vintage ball game in late October each year. Our volunteers are available for tours Monday - Friday by appointment. Free admission and free parking. Donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information:

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.shoelessjoejacksonmuseum.org

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S T O P ... S T O P ... S T O P ... We've Moved ... The Official Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum page has moved to: https://www.facebook.com/shoelessmuseum Please Follow Us / Like Us on all of our new social media sites @shoelessmuseum ... (facebook / twitter / instagram) ... ... ... Thank You for your loyal support - It is so much appreciated ... Mike Wallach, Managing Director for the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum Board of Directors
BROADCAST TO ALL ... THE NEW SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM AND BASEBALL LIBRARY FACEBOOK PAGE is: https://www.facebook.com/shoelessmuseum PLEASE FOLLOW US / LIKE US FROM THE NEW PAGE ... Appreciatively, Mike Wallach, Managing Director for the Museum Board of Directors
AS OF OCTOBER, 2019 ... ... ... THIS FACEBOOK PAGE IS BEING DISCONTINUED... ... ... PLEASE FOLLOW AND LIKE OUR NEW MUSEUM FACEBOOK PAGE AT ... ... ... www.facebook.com/shoelessmuseum ... ... ... FOLLOW THE SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM ON SOCIAL MEDIA ... ... @shoelessmuseum ... ... ... THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOYAL SUPPORT ... ... ... MICHAEL C. WALLACH, Managing Director of The Shoeless Joe Jacskon Museum and Baseball Library Board of Directors ... ... .. Respectfully
Couple of pictures I snapped at tonight's practice. Bring home the W, Joes!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th @ 11:00 am ... The 2019 Vintage Base Ball Game against the Georgia Peaches from the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston, Georgia is nearly upon us. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the intricacies of pre-1900 Base Ball as we continue to build for the Museum's future. Game time begins at 11:00 am. Admission is FREE. The Doubleheader will be played on Saturday, October 19th at the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Field (406 West Ave., Greenville, SC), adjacent to Brandon Mills, the same place where Joe played and learned to hit, becoming one of the very best hitters in the history of the Major Leagues. Pre-game ceremonies will begin at 10:30 am with the singing of our National Anthem and other old time classics by a Barbershop Quartet. Mark Pienkos, author of the most recent book about the Chicago White Sox of 1917 and 1919, will do a presentation and will also be available to sign any purchased book. Food will be available from Wholy Smoke, a fabulous Food Truck that will cater to all in attendance who may want to buy some lunch or something refreshing to drink. And if you believe - I mean really believe - he just may come. Yes, we are expecting to be graced by Shoeless Joe, himself. So, come on out and watch some Vintage base ball while you cheer on your favorite team - the Georgia Peaches or the Shoeless Joes. PLEASE NOTE: As a result of these Vintage Games - the Museum will be closed that day, ie... Saturday, October 19th. Please, however, come visit another time and talk some baseball or Joe Jackson with some of the Museum's best docents. Thank You, Mike Wallach Managing Director, Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Board of Directors
The 11th Annual Vintage Base Ball game between the Ty Cobb Museum and the Shoeless Joe Jackson is set for Saturday October 19, 2019 at 11:00 am. The event will take place at the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park in Greenville, S.C.
Yesterday, The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum was honored to host 101 year old Mr. Abimeal (Abi) Martinez Sr. Pictured here, with Richard Bernal - Abi was fascinated with our artifacts and memorabilia and couldn't wait to get a grip on Shoeless Joe Jackson's Black Betsy Bat. Although Abi's bat speed may have slowed, his heart is still ALL-IN and everyone who was at the Museum while Abi was visiting was inspired by the spirit and enthusiasm of this wonderfully nice man! Abi; Thank you for visiting. It was such an honor to meet you! Mike Wallach, Managing Director - Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Board of Directors
SHOELESS JOE JACKSON MUSEUM UPDATE ... We've all been busy bees at the Museum preparing for our move down the street. Along with all of our Museum records, our artifacts and memorabilia - that is not currently on display - has been packed and is ready to go. As such, the Museum will, with effect from Saturday, July 20th, be temporarily open on Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. And, if you will be in town - and have a group of 6 or more people - we may be able to arrange for a private tour during the week. Please call the Museum at (864) 346.4867 - leaving your specific request, along with a call back number, and we'll try to accommodate your group. Of course, if you have any questions, leave us a message. Once we permanently re-open, after the move, we will be open up to 7 days per week in our renewed effort to serve all baseball and Joe Jackson fans. So, come visit Joe's home, learn more about our great icon and the person Babe Ruth said was the greatest natural hitter he ever saw and the person whose swing he copied. "No, it's not Heaven" but it will feel like it - right here in Greenville, SC. Thanks for your interest in Joe Jackson and OUR Museum. Respectfully Submitted by Mike Wallach, Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum Board Member
Thanks to all who are sending in their best wishes for our Museum's upcoming move. The entire Board of The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, as well as so many of our community neighbors, are excited, nervous and anxious - all at the same time. We never would have thought that Joe Jackson's personal home would go through a 2nd FULL move - but just like Joe himself, when he played, our Museum is always looking ahead. And what we see is a very bright future with bigger and better things to come. Joe Jackson was a quiet man who let his bat do his talking. We're going to try to emulate him by continuing to honor his memory. We'll do this by keeping his name and amazing baseball accomplishments in the forefront. We'll showcase some wonderful historical artifacts and become even more involved in Joe's hometown community, allowing for this all time legend, one of baseball's greatest hitters, to live on. Baseball seems to have a special place in the hearts of so many. Combine this great game with a true legend and you really have something special. Just as Greenville, SC is going through such tremendous growth, look for OUR Museum to do the same. Of course, we know that it is because of all of YOU - Joe Jackson fans, baseball fans (young and old), our wonderful volunteers and the entire baseball community - that our growth is even possible. We thank you so much for all your support, contributions and donations as we move forward. With sincere appreciation and respect, The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum Board of Directors.
Renee' James joins us on air to discuss her upcoming movie about Shoeless Joe's life.
Ty Cobb Museum, I would like to let the Ty Cobb Museum know how much we appreciated their wonderful hospitality this weekend in Royston, from the horse and carriage ride (very nice carriage I might add) to the newly found film of Mr Cobb to end the festivities, everything was just very nice and relaxing. Both teams enjoyed the games very much, we just had a really good time! To be honest, I thought that the Joes where going to “take it on the chin” this year. After seeing the Cobbs in the pre-game practice, we all knew it was going to be a very competitive afternoon. But, we got a few early hits and lucky bounces which seemed to help our cause. The events surrounding the event was a very nice indeed, pre-game introductions, civil war encampment, music between games, very nice lunch and the kindness shown by all involved. We also enjoyed the party in the Ty Cobb Museum following the games. All of this together made for an amazing weekend, and all of us at the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum along with our ball team would like to thank the Ty Cobb Museum, Wesley Fricks and crew along with their team for the wonderful time they presented to us. Both Joe and Ty would have been impressed! This was very much appreciated by all, Michael Miller Museum volunteer and team coach