2006 Joe Jackson Related News
Baseball bullet image Joe Jackson's Home Moves To New Location Next To New Minor League Stadium.

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The home where former Major League Baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson lived in the 1940s was moved to the city's new minor league baseball stadium here.

Charleston developer Richard Davis is moving the home as part of his plan to convert the small brick house to a museum to the former Chicago White Sox player. Jackson and his teammates were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series in what became known as the Black Sox scandal.

The house was moved in two parts and is in the process of being put back together and renovated to it's 1940 design.

Davis, star of A&E's program, "Flip This House," said Wednesday he's moving to The Learning Channel to develop new home and property programming.

The renovation of Jackson's home will be taped for the upcoming series that will air on TLC.

Baseball bullet image Fans Get A Sneak Preview Of Joe's Home.

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Baseball fans will get a glimpse in the home life of one of the game's most-storied players - Shoeless Joe Jackson.

The home of the former Chicago White Sox player and Greenville native will open Friday before the minor league Greenville Drive's game against Hickory. The home was moved in early April to a site near the stadium.

The opening will be taped for the final episode of a show on cable television's The Learning Channel. The series followed the turning of the Jackson home into a baseball museum.

The series will feature the home's owner, Charleston developer Richard C. Davis, who was on the A&E television series "Flip This House."

The TLC series is expected to air in July, Davis said.

On Thursday, crews were working late to finish the renovations on the 1,000-square-foot home. Rooms will be set up with pictures of Shoeless Joe and some of the memorabilia that will have a permanent home in the museum later this summer.

"We will open it to the public just tomorrow," Davis said. "Then it will officially open in July, Shoeless Joe Month."

Davis said a foundation will be set up to operate the museum.

Jackson and his teammates were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series in what became known as the Black Sox scandal. Shoeless Joe and the other players were banned from baseball for life. Jackson died in Greenville in 1951. (Article courtesy of the Greenville News).

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