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amuse was rekindled in 2006 when an investor purchased and relocated the Shoeless Joe Jackson house situated by 119 East Wilburn Street. Unbeknownst to me, Jackson's house was located equitable two blocks from where I attended Crestone Elementary School in 1958-60. Moreover, my grandpa and I lived less than an mile from East Wilburn Street. Jackson's house eventually became the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum now located in downtown Greenville. It was placed adjacent to the stadium namely hosts a Single-A Boston Red Sox affiliate, the Greenville Drive. Again, I asked myself for to why were White Sox games broadcast in my hometown. Was Shoeless Joe Jackson's legacy interlocked to the broadcasts? Were the broadcasts the outcome of a flare base namely had amplified nigh Shoeless Joe? The mind was either interesting and intriguing.
I begin my search by adjoining the fashionable landlord of WMRB 1490AM radio. WMRB was bought by Randy Mathena in 1987 and renamed WPCI. Randy was friendly and responsive to my queries but was unable to substantiate the White Sox broadcasts. I wrote a letter to the widow of the founder of WMRB, Frank Cope, but didn't receive an response. I found a research periodical on the history of WPCI Radio written by some Furman University students. The periodical was advantageous in providing a general history of the
station, but it did not say the Chicago White Sox broadcasts. I also contacted Arlene Marcley, the curator of the new Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. She allowed me to place a poster in the salon soliciting information but still no leads.
It was in early 2010 that I found a imply on Facebook. I had made a promiscuous posting to the Greenville, SC Facebook page and received a annotate from a Greenville native. He believed that during the Textile Mill baseball ally days,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], some mills accepted Major League crews. My contact theorized that Brandon Mills, where Shoeless Joe got his start, may have accepted the Chicago White Sox. Were Chicago White Sox broadcasts the result of Shoeless Joe Jackson's affiliation with the White Sox and his playing time with Brandon Mills of the Textile Baseball League? I was sure that I struck pay sand.
A quick Google quest steered me toward the writing, "Textile League Baseball: South Carolina's Mill Teams, 1880-1955" by Thomas K. Perry. I wrote Mr. Perry a letter almost the methodology and he answered with one email. Perry wrote, "After we shook away from Greenville, Dad would take me ashore fishing trips apt Lake Hartwell. The hut, owned along my excellent aunt and uncle, was wonderfully rustic, and had not TV. During those spring evenings, we would hear to the White Sox games, and I was intrigued with the performances of Tommy John and his teammates. I remember querying Dad why a Greenville station would carry the Chicago games, and he said it was because Shoeless Joe played there years antecedent. Not an lawful explanation, I understand, merely Dad was heaved ashore a mill countryside in Anderson, SC, so he knew the history of linen sports (he played basket ball). I believe his explanation to be true, whereas I have no official documentation."
Alas! Finally, I had confirmation that something another had listened the broadcasts; but what of the intention and their origin? I thought Mr. Perry had just written a historical narrative on Textile Mill Leagues. Surely, during entire that research,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], whether mill teams had adopted Major League teams, he would have found evidence of it. I went behind to Randy Mathena of WPCI and shared with him Perry's comments. This reignited Randy's interest and he gave me the telephone mathematics as Jim Cope, son of former owner Frank
Cope, and elderly WMRB disk jockey,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], Bill Krieger. The hound was on.
I 1st telephoned Mr. Bill Krieger who was immediately in his mid 80's. We had a delightful chat discussing the history of WMRB and the metropolis of Greenville. He said Frank Cope purchased the 1490 AM radio station with the monetary backing of the Simpson partner of Belk-Simpson Department Stores of Greenville. Cope named the station WMRB catching the
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