Friday, January 25, 2008

Sloeless Joe Jackson

White sox cards Inspired me tonight to post this Shoeless Joe Jackson. This is actually a refrigerator magnet instead of a ballcard. Now I am not a Whitesox fan eventhough two of my favorite palyers were Whitesox, Carlton Fisk and Shoeless Joe Jackson. I throughly enjoyed the movie Eight Men Out I don't know how many times I have watched it!
Jackson nickname Shoeless
According to Jackson, he got his nickname during a game with the Brandon Mill team. Jackson suffered from a blister on his foot from a new pair of cleats. They hurt so much that he had to take his shoes off before an at bat. Once Jackson was on base, a fan started yelling inappropriate and vulgar comments at him. One of the things Jackson was called was a "Shoeless son of a gun." The name stuck with him throughout the remainder of his life


Steve Gierman said...

I've seen the tin sign for sale on eBay many times. When I redecorate, I'm getting that sign!

Bay Rat North West said...

That's funny that Shoeless Joe sells footwear.