Contributed by: Anonymous
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson was a lefty batter. He was born and grew up in South Carolina. Ray Liotta grew up on the New Jersey side of the NY Metropolitan area. He batted righty in the movie and did not speak with any hint of a Southern accent.
Contributed by: David Uffelman
Not only does Liotta's Shoeless Joe bat from the wrong side (right), he also throws from the wrong side (left).
The real Shoeless Joe batted left and threw right.