Joe Jackson (Bourne, 2012) Debuts for Spokane Indians

by Andrew in

At this time last year, Joe Jackson's (Bourne, 2012; Citadel) name was causing some conversations at Doran Park in Bourne. Now the great-great-great nephew of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson is working his way up the Texas Rangers farm system. According to, Jackson broke the thumb on his throwing hand on in his first day in a Spokane uniform. Fortunately, he is back in the lineup and batted 2 for 3 tonight (July 16). While Joe Jackson was in Bourne, WBUR in Boston put together a great five-minute piece on the family connection to "Shoeless". You can also watch a five minute interview with 2012 Bourne Lead Broadcaster Nolan Alexander:

Also, CapeLeagueBaseball on YouTube assembled some footage of Jackson playing for Bourne last year: