Shoeless Joe Jackson's great-great-grandnephew is a Minor Leaguer at Rangers Spring Training
Joe Jackson was at the Rangers' Spring Training complex on Friday, and no, you did not somehow step into a time machine and travel back to the 1910s. It was Joe Jackson, the 24-year-old Minor Leaguer who, yes, is the great-great-grandnephew of Shoeless Joe Jackson:
Shoeless Joe sighting....this is Joe Jackson....great great grand nephew of the Hall of Fame outfielder...in the Rangers farm system pic.twitter.com/l3UanmFSgI- TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) February 24, 2017
According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, the Rangers' Jackson is proud of his famous baseball lineage and thinks his namesake should be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Although, in terms of sartorial choices, he has apparently decided not to follow in his great-great-granduncle's tradition:
Those are definitely shoes.