The fight goes on to clear Shoeless Joe's name

In Greenville, S.C., Shoeless Joe Jackson's hometown, you don't call him a cheater. You call him a hero, Wright Thompson discovers.

Updated: August 9, 2007, 12:22 PM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The overgrown lot on East Wilburn Avenue is where Shoeless Joe Jackson lived out his days. Once, a house stood here. Now, there's just rubble and a few remnants of a foundation.

Lester Erwin, a former high school baseball coach and one of the last surviving relatives who actually knew the disgraced ballplayer, walks over broken bottles and bricks. He finds where the living room was located, then the fireplace. Finally, he's standing in Shoeless Joe's study. It's where ...

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