Today in Tribe History: November 8, 1999
The U.S. House of Representatives passes a resolution calling for former Cleveland star Shoeless Joe Jackson to be honored. The resolution stops short of calling for his induction into the Hall of Fame. “It is worthy for this body to take a few minutes to stand up for fairness and right an old wrong,” said Rep. Jim DeMint, the author of the resolution who represents Jackson’s hometown of Greenville, SC Jackson was eligible for the Hall of Fame until 1991 but was never voted in either by the Baseball Writers Association of America or the Veterans Committee. In 1991, the Hall’s board adopted a resolution prohibiting players on the permanently banned list. The resolution will now go to the US Senate.