Latest Joe Jackson News

Column: MLB needs to put Shoeless Joe back in the game

Oct. 9, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In a different time, it was an attractive little two-bedroom home, constructed in the early 1940s out of red brick and owned by one of the greatest players ever to grace the diamond, a towering yet tragic figure who lived the last half of his life and went to his grave as a pariah,...

Tour, talks mark 100th anniversary of "Black Sox Scandal"

Sep. 28, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Baseball history buffs can delve next week into the Cincinnati side of the 1919 World Series known infamously as the "Black Sox Scandal." Cincinnati's public library system has organized events featuring historians to mark the 100th anniversary of the Reds' first World Series victory. The...

New mall mural an homage to Greenville's past, present

Sep. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A snapshot of Greenville's heritage, from textile mills to historic downtown buildings to the iconic Liberty Bridge, is taking shape across a wall at Haywood Mall. Artist Adam Schrimmer has been working since late August to showcase some of the sights that give the city its...

How Major League Baseball will create baseball magic in Iowa

Aug. 24, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — James Earl Jones, playing the writer Terrance Mann, rises from the wooden bleachers in the final scenes of "Field of Dreams." He implores the bankrupt Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to keep his magical baseball field carved into a cornfield on the outskirts of Dyersville. "The one...