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Joseph "Shoeless Joe" Jackson


1888 Born July 16 in Pickens County, South Carolina to George and Martha Jackson
1893 Moves to Brandon Mill, South Carolina, near Greenville
1894 Begins working in a textile mill at age six
1901 Becomes the pitcher for the Brandon Mill team
1906 Begins semipro career with Greenville Near Leaguers
1908 Marries Katherine Wynn
1908 Begins pro career with the Greenville Spinners in the Carolina Association
1908 Signed by the Philadelphia Athletics
1909 Traded to Cleveland Indians
1915 Traded to Chicago White Sox
1918 Accepts draft-exempt employment in a shipbuilding plant
1919 White Sox lose World Series to Cincinnati
1920 Charged with throwing 1919 World Series with seven other White Sox players and suspended
1921 Acquitted by Chicago jury but banned from baseball by Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, first commissioner of baseball
1922 Moves to Savannah, Georgia and opens dry cleaning business
1922 Plays baseball with a team in Bastrop, Louisiana
1923 Leaves the Bastrop team to play for the Americus, Georgia team, which wins the Georgia Little League Series in six games.
1924 Manages the Waycross team for two seasons, winning the Georgia State Championship in 1924
1929 Returns to Greenville when his mother becomes ill, then takes her to Savannah, Georgia, where she is cared for by his wife and sister Lula
1932 Returns to Greenville where he plays most of the season with the Greenville Spinners and finishes with a semipro team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1933 Returns to Greenville with Katie to open first a barbecue restaurant then Joe Jackson's Liquor Store
1933 Plays ball for Poe Mills in Greenville
1934 Plays and manages the Winnsboro Mill Royal Cords
1937 Manages the Woodside Mill team
1951 Suffers a heart attack and dies at home on December 5

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