2003 Joe Jackson Related News
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Baseball bullet image Joe Jackson Earns Special Recognition From Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame.
The Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame inducted three athletes and two Citation Honorees and presented a Special Award to "Shoeless" Joe Jackson on Monday May 5, 2003.

Race car driver Frank Brantley, multi-sport standout Ronald Braddock, and baseball player Jimmy Fields were inducted as athletes.

Longtime coaches Earl Etheridge and Samuel W. Hicks were inducted as Citation Honorees. Citation Honorees are inducted for contributions to athletics.

Savannah Christian golfer Brian Harman was named winner of the Lawton M. Calhoun Award, presented to the athlete of the year. Harman, a sophomore at SCPS, was the 2002 Georgia Junior Player of the Year and a quarterfinalist in last summer's U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

Maggie Hall, Shoeless Joe's niece, represented Jackson, who lived in Savannah after his baseball days in the early 1900s.

"I'm just delighted to be here for him," said the 88-year-old Hall. "(Growing up) I was too little to be aware of his sports fame. It's was only until I got older that I learned what he did in baseball.

"He was a fuzzy bear of a man. He used to call me, 'Midget.' He was always Uncle Joe to me."

Maybe Hall's willingness to accept Jackson's award showed Savannahians' willingness to lend a helping hand.

Although he is still ranked No. 3 on the list of highest lifetime batting averages (.356), he has been denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame after being banished from baseball for life after the White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds in the 1919 World Series by Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first commissioner of baseball.

Photos From The Induction Ceremony
Maggie Hall Stands By Joe Jackson Plaque Joe's niece Maggie Hall stands by Joe Jackson's induction plaque.
Maggie Hall Acceptance Speech Maggie Hall accepts plaque on behalf of her uncle Joe Jackson.
George Ellis Stands By Joe Jackson Plaque Joe's nephew and brother of Maggie Hall, George Ellis stands next to Joe Jackson plaque. Here is a picture of Mr. Ellis taken in Joe's Dry Cleaners in April of 1926, Mr. Ellis is the little boy sitting on the paper roll next to his Uncle Joe.
Close-up of Joe Jackson Plaque Photo of the Joe Jackson Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame plaque (NOTE: This photo was taken in complete darkness, as the lights in the Savannah Civic Center had been turned off by the time we got back upstairs to photograph it).

Baseball bullet image Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame To Honor Joe Jackson As One Of Their Inductees.
The Greater Savannah Athletic Hall of Fame will induct three athletes and two Citation Honorees and present a Special Award to "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, the local organization announced Saturday.

Race car driver Frank Brantley, multi-sport standout Ronald Braddock, and baseball player Jimmy Fields are being inducted as athletes.

Longtime coaches Earl Etheridge and Samuel W. Hicks will be inducted as Citation Honorees. Citation Honorees are inducted for contributions to athletics.

Savannah Christian golfer Brian Harman has been named winner of the Lawton M. Calhoun Award, presented to the athlete of the year. Harman, a sophomore at SCPS, was the 2002 Georgia Junior Player of the Year and a quarterfinalist in last summer's U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

Jackson, whose career was tainted because of allegations in a game-fixing scandal in the early 1900's, lived in Savannah and played for the semipro Savannah Indians in 1909 before playing in the 1917 and 1919 World Series with the Chicago White Sox. He owned two businesses in the city and made his home here for many years.

Although he is still ranked No. 3 on the list of highest lifetime batting averages (.356), he has been denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame after being banished from baseball for life after the White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds in the 1919 World Series by Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the first commissioner of baseball.

Brantley's driving career in Savannah spans almost 50 years, and he has totaled 300 wins, included three points championships at Oglethorpe Speedway. In 1965, he won the points championship at Jacksonville (Fla.) Speedway. He was inducted into the Jacksonville Speedway Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Dawsonville and Oglethorpe Speedway halls in 1996.

He is the oldest driver to compete in a premier weekly division in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series.

Although Braddock was a star in football, baseball and basketball, he concentrated on baseball at the University of Georgia. In 1962, he was the NCAA batting champion with a .489 average, and he was named All-SEC in 1962 and '63. He signed a baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinal organization.

Fields was a baseball standout at Groves, batting over .500 and went on to become an NAIA All-American at Georgia Southern. He was chosen all-city in baseball three years in a row by the Savannah Morning News.

Etheridge was the longtime head baseball and football coach at Windsor Forest High School, where his teams won numerous region championships. He serves on the Georgia High School Association's reclassification committee.

Hicks is a volunteer whose efforts have benefited young athletes throughout the city. He has denoted time and resources to provide teams with uniforms, athletic equipment and transportation. He has been honored by the Georgia House of Representatives and the city of Savannah, and by having Cann Park Athletic Field renamed the Samuel W. Hicks Athletic Field.

The GSAHF will induct its Class of 2003 in ceremonies May 5, 2003 in the Savannah Civic Center.

Baseball bullet image 'Baseball As America' Exhibit Features Joe's Shoe And Bat.
The exhibit is called "Baseball in America." It opened Saturday, February 8. And for lovers of the game this is the motherlode ...and it all comes from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

"We have a 35,000 item collection, so it's less than two-percent of what we have in Cooperstown. But of these 500 items, 400 of them have not been on display in Cooperstown recently," said Dale Petroskey, president of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Items like "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's shoes and a Black Betsy model bat, Joe Dimaggio's glove and a 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card that's worth over a million dollars will be shown.

Baseball as America runs through July 20

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