2013 Joe Jackson Related News
Baseball bullet image Texas Rangers Select Joe Jackson In The Fifth Round Of The MLB Draft.

Citadel catcher Joe Jackson was picked in the fifth round of the Major League draft today by the Texas Rangers.

Jackson, a junior, was the No. 160 overall pick in the draft, which began Thursday and continues through Saturday.

Jackson, a 6-1, 195-pounder from Mauldin, was named all-Southern Conference and third-team Louisville Slugger All-American this season. He batted .386 with 13 home runs and 67 runs batted-in.

He surely helped his draft stock in the SoCon tournament, when he batted .769 with eight runs, five RBI, three doubles, a triple and a home run, reaching base safely in 18 of 20 trips to the plate.

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Baseball bullet image Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary.

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Greenville, SC, June 3, 2013 - The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum will mark its fifth anniversary with a free public event on Saturday, June 22, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Fans will be entertained with appearances by former major leaguers, Bob Bolin and Randy Phillips; textile league baseball player, Joe Anders; noted women's basketball and softball star, Evelyn "Eckie" Jordan; and Ulis Broome, former ball player with the Negro Leagues. There may even be a few surprise guests in store for fans.

The not-for-profit museum, located at 356 Field Street in the home where Jackson lived and died, has become a popular destination for baseball fans from across the country and around the world. The museum displays artifacts, photographs, films, and other items of interest associated with the historic life and baseball career of Shoeless Joe Jackson. Remembered through countless books, several movies, and even a Broadway play, Jackson continues to be one of most publicized ball players in history.

Featured inside the museum will be Jackson's 1917 World Series ring and his Will showing his original signature, the rarest in sports collectibles. A yard sale, raffle, and silent auction of baseball memorabilia are being planned as well. The silent auction will include a 1930s replica Boston Braves uniform; a collection of items once owned by major leaguer, Sibby Sisti; and a Louisville Slugger Joe Jackson Model bat used in the documentary "Cards Against the Wall".

HIGHLIGHTS

10:30am Baseball Roundtable discussion: Moderator: Ron Scarborough, WRIX-FM 103.1 Guest speakers: Bob Bolin, Joe Anders, Ulis Broome, Eckie Jordan, author Tom Perry, and textile baseball historian, Don Roper

11:30am Meet the Drive players

11:45am Guest speaker Mike Nola, Shoeless Joe Jackson Official Historian: SHOELESS JOE AND HIS BARNSTORMING YEARS

1:00pm Baseball clinic with former minor leaguer Randy Phillips

Event includes tours of the museum; exhibits by the Greenville Drive and Greenville Textile Heritage Society; concessions.

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