The movement to get “Shoeless Joe” in the Hall of Fame received an emotional boost this weekend with the gathering in Dyersville. You may recall, Shoeless Joe was one of the “Ghost Team” baseball players who emerged from an Iowa corn field in the movie “Field of Dreams.” Jackson was banned from major league baseball after the Chicago White Sox lost the 1919 World Series amid allegations team members were paid to throw the series. Senator Tom Harkin who was on hand Saturday in Dyersville for the celebrity softball game. Harkin says “Shoeless Joe” had impressive stats during the World Series. Ohio Congressman John Kasich — a republican presidential candidate — was in the celebrity game and he, too, supports the move to get Shoeless Joe in the Hall of Fame. And former pro-basketball player Bill Bradley — the democrat presidential candidate who hit a homer in the celebrity game — supports having the Baseball Commissioner review Jackson’s case.
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