Current Status Bill Number:
4291Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970604Primary Sponsor: RiceAll Sponsors: Rice and RobinsonDrafted Document Number: pt\1370cm.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980210Subject: Joe Anders Highway named in Greenville County, Resolutions, Transportation Department, Requests and Memorials
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980210 Received from Senate Senate 19980210 Adopted, returned to House with concurrence Senate 19980205 Committee report: Favorable 15 ST Senate 19980114 Introduced, referred to Committee 15 ST House 19970605 Adopted, sent to Senate House 19970605 Committee report: Favorable 24 HIMR House 19970604 Introduced, referred to Committee 24 HIMRView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
February 5, 1998
S. Printed 2/5/98--S.
Read the first time January 14, 1998.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4291), to request the Department of Transportation to name the portion of South Carolina Highway 124 in Greenville County, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
JOHN C. LAND, III, for Committee.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO NAME THE PORTION OF SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 124 IN GREENVILLE COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 123 TO THE GREENVILLE COUNTY LINE IN HONOR OF JOE ANDERS.
Whereas, Joe Anders was a great textile league baseball player who has lived most of his life in Greenville and Pickens counties; and
Whereas, according to Pepper Martin and others, Joe was "one of the all time great textile league players to come out of Greenville"; and
Whereas, he played and coached textile league baseball from 1938 through 1955; and
Whereas, in 1942, Joe was offered a contract to play for the New York Yankees but chose to serve his country during World War II; and
Whereas, in 1948, the Dodgers offered him a contract to play baseball with their farm team in Texas, but Joe decided to remain in South Carolina and play textile league baseball; and
Whereas, in 1942, 1946, and 1947, Joe played professional baseball with the Greenville Spinners and in his rookie season batted .338, and in 1955, the last year he played textile league baseball, he led the Cottonwood League in hitting with a batting average of .505 and was named Most Valuable Player; and
Whereas, he is a member of the Sports Hall of Fame in both Easley and Greenville; and
Whereas, Joe was a close friend of Joseph Jefferson Wofford "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, who taught him how to play baseball; and
Whereas, he served as a pall bearer at both "Shoeless Joe" Jackson's and his wife, Katie's, funerals; and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper that a portion of South Carolina Highway 124 in Greenville County from its intersection with United States Highway 123 to the Greenville County line be named the "Joe Anders Highway" as a lasting tribute to this distinguished South Carolinian. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina request that the Department of Transportation designate and name a portion of South Carolina Highway 124 in Greenville County described in this resolution as "Joe Anders Highway" and to install appropriate markers or signs at places along the highway as the department considers advisable containing the words "Joe Anders Highway".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Anders.