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Shoeless Joe gets downtown spot

A life-size statue of baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson rests in Shoeless Joe Jackson Plaza in the West End.

The city has honored Shoeless Joe, its famous native son, with a weeklong celebration for the past few years.

Artist Doug Young worked on ...

Greenville Braves fielded one of the greatest minor league teams in history

The Greenville Braves, a member of the Class AA level Southern League from 1984 through 2004, were a stop for many prominent members of the Atlanta Braves, with whom the local team was affiliated.

Among the players to play for Greenville before arriving in ...

Players, coaches reminisce about Meadowbrook Park

Rich Donnelly has come full circle from his 1972 managerial debut with the Greenville Rangers.

He spent several years on Jim Leyland's staff at Pittsburgh and Florida, including the Marlins' 1997 World Series team. After 28 years in the majors, he's now manager of ...

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Greenville's 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson considered one of baseball's all-time greats

Joseph Jefferson Jackson, one of the best baseball players of his generation, was most remembered for his association with the 1919 Chicago White Sox and a conspiracy to fix the World Series widely known as the Black Sox Scandal.

As a result, baseball commissioner ...

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Greenville Drive sending players to the majors, breaking attendance records,

One season after the Braves ended a 21-year run in Greenville, a new minor league baseball team arrived.

The Capital City Bombers of the Class A South Atlantic League moved from Columbia to Greenville, residing in Municipal Stadium in 2005.

One season later, ...

Greenville's baseball roots stretch back to 1870s

Nationally, baseball’s beginnings can be traced to New York in the 1840s. It came to Greenville about 30 years later, as an unintended import brought by the Federal troops who were stationed throughout the former Confederacy during Reconstruction.

While the first team in the ...

Greenville's baseball stadiums home to some of game's best

One thing that can happen when a new baseball stadium is under construction – if you're old enough – is a flood of memories about the teams and the ballparks of yesteryear come to mind. That leads to thoughts about how good some of the ...

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Greenville resident steps up to plate to revive local baseball hall of fame

Johnny Phillips was reading his uncle's obituary in April when he was reminded that Bill Phillips is in the Greater Greenville Baseball Hall of Fame.

That led Johnny Phillips to wonder: Whatever became of the Greater Greenville Baseball Hall of Fame? He recalled seeing ...

Editorial: Baseball is back in town

City of Greenville has landed a team to replace the Braves. The new stadium should spur more development.

Local baseball fans won't have to suffer through a single season without seeing Minor League players take to the field in Greenville County. With little fanfare and ...

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Fluor Field is symbol of revitalization of West End

Fluor Field at the West End is a 5,700-seat baseball stadium that opened in 2006 on South Main Street. It is Greenville’s fourth minor-league ballpark, and considered by many to be its most attractive. It stands as a prominent symbol of the West End’s revitalization ...

Greenville's baseball fans land Bombers in West End

Minor League Baseball called the game Friday, informing the Capital City Bombers as business hours ended that the single-A Red Sox affiliate from Columbia has the green light to move to downtown Greenville.

It means a new baseball stadium will take shape in the ...

 
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