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May 29, 1999 | Associated Press
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is "reviewing the entire file" of banned baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said Friday. Harkin wrote to Selig in March, asking the commissioner to reinstate Jackson to baseball, a move that would make him eligible for the Hall of Fame. Harkin became interested in the 75-year-old case after the movie "Field of Dreams," in which Jackson is a central character, was filmed in his state. He asked Selig look at the records again.
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May 29, 1999 | Associated Press
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is "reviewing the entire file" of banned baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said Friday. Harkin wrote to Selig in March, asking the commissioner to reinstate Jackson to baseball, a move that would make him eligible for the Hall of Fame. Harkin became interested in the 75-year-old case after the movie "Field of Dreams," in which Jackson is a central character, was filmed in his state. He asked Selig look at the records again.
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July 11, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Shoeless Joe Jackson comes back to us now, seven decades later, seemingly trapped in a never-ending nightmare--still the haunted, broken figure from baseball's past. As baseball's best players go on display in Anaheim today at the All-Star game, spectators might wonder how many of the million-dollar athletes will one day wind up enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But through the mist of time, Shoeless Joe returns, to show us that being an all-star isn't necessarily enough.
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June 15, 1989
State Sen. Ernest L. Passailaigue said Wednesday that he will introduce a resolution in the South Carolina General Assembly next week, asking the commissioner of baseball to clear the name of Shoeless Joe Jackson. Jackson and seven other Chicago White Sox players were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series to Cincinnati in return for money from gamblers in what became known as the "Black Sox scandal." A jury found the players not guilty of attempting to "defraud the public," but Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned them from baseball for life.
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July 11, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Shoeless Joe Jackson comes back to us now, seven decades later, seemingly trapped in a never-ending nightmare--still the haunted, broken figure from baseball's past. As baseball's best players go on display in Anaheim today at the All-Star game, spectators might wonder how many of the million-dollar athletes will one day wind up enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But through the mist of time, Shoeless Joe returns, to show us that being an all-star isn't necessarily enough.
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June 15, 1989
State Sen. Ernest L. Passailaigue said Wednesday that he will introduce a resolution in the South Carolina General Assembly next week, asking the commissioner of baseball to clear the name of Shoeless Joe Jackson. Jackson and seven other Chicago White Sox players were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series to Cincinnati in return for money from gamblers in what became known as the "Black Sox scandal." A jury found the players not guilty of attempting to "defraud the public," but Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned them from baseball for life.
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