‘Shoeless’ Joe’s bat, other items on display
September 25th, 2016
A bat used by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson will be displayed Monday and Tuesday in the JW Marriott lobby at 151 W. Adams.
It’s among a few pieces visiting Chicago before heading to Christie’s next month for an auction of hundreds of pieces of baseball memorabilia and photography.
Other items visiting Chicago: a 1918 photo of Chicago American Giants Negro League Team with Rube Foster; an original Cap Anson bat repaired with a nail and screws; Jackson’s signed bill of sale transferring ownership of the Pool Room and Cigar Store at 1202 E. 55th St. to teammate “Lefty” Claude Williams for $1.
The items are being put up for auction by the National Pastime Museum, which is becoming an online museum.