News and Articles – 2013:

SABR 43 Panel Discussion 'Eight Men Out' 06.11.2013

The SABR Black Sox Scandal Committee will host a panel discussion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Eight Men Out," which was written by Eliot Asinof and first published in 1963, at the SABR 43 Convention in August. We've learned a great deal about the Black Sox Scandal in the last half-century, and we'll go over some of that new information and how it affects our understanding of the story popularized by Asinof's landmark book, which introduced so many of us to the fixed 1919 World Series.

The panelists will include:

  • Dr. David Fletcher, founder and president of the Chicago Baseball Museum
  • Bill Lamb, a retired New Jersey prosecutor and author of "Black Sox in the Courtroom: The Grand Jury, Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation"
  • Moderator: Jacob Pomrenke, chair of the SABR Black Sox Scandal Committee
  • And our special guest of honor: Patricia Anderson, niece and surrogate daughter of Buck Weaver. She and her sister, the late Bette Scanlon, were raised by Buck and Helen Weaver in Chicago for 16 years after their father died in 1931.

The panel will be August 2 in Philadelphia, PA. Any baseball fan is welcome to attend by registering for SABR 43 at

News and Articles – 2010:

Integrity in Leadership: George "Bucky" Weaver 11.16.2010
While contemplating the qualities that make a great leader and specific leaders in general, several people began to come to mind. Many of the great leaders of all time were not necessarily "positive leaders." Some were famous; others were infamous. Leaders come in all shapes in sizes: Some are loud and aggressive; others say very little and let their actions be their example. Although level of fame does not necessarily dictate the effectiveness of a leader, it does help in making them more universal—thus having the greatest impact on the masses. The lesser known leaders have to make their impact on a much smaller, but no less important scale. Some leaders we know through history’s recollections; others we may have known personally. George "Buck" Weaver is not a household word and may never get the credit he truly deserves, yet nonetheless exhibited some of the most important qualities of leadership.

News and Articles – 2009:

Read the 'In defense of 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson' article on the Chicago Tribune website... Profile of CBM Board Members Duffy and Voelker’s Quest to clear Shoeless Joe Jackson 9.09.2009
Two Chicago attorneys have joined the ranks of those trying to clear "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's name.
Paul Duffy, who represents the fledgling Chicago Baseball Museum organization, and Daniel Voelker, who has sat on the group's board of directors, take exception with assertions made about Jackson in the 1963 book by the late Eliot Asinof, "Eight Men Out." The book, later made into a popular film of the same name, is about the eight White Sox players suspected of fixing the 1919 World Series.

Read the 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson & 'Eight Men Out' article in Chicago Lawyer Magazine... Black Sox: ‘It ain’t so, kid, it just ain’t so’ 9.03.2009
Chicago BaseBall Museum Board Members & Attorneys Daniel J. Voelker and Paul A. Duffy question the accuracy of Eliot Asinof’s book, Eight Men Out (8MO), released in 1963, writing that the late Asinof's notes indicate "his story was largely fiction." The Asinof account has been accepted by many as true, but examination of Asinof's notes shows the truth lies elsewhere.

Baseball's Big Black Eye: Black Sox, Blackouts and the Banning of Buck Weaver 8.28.09
The notorious Black Sox scandal of 1919 occurred when a group of White Sox players threw the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a promised payoff by gamblers set to bet on the fix. Eight players were consequently banned from baseball for life. George "Buck" Weaver never should have been one of them.

News and Articles – 2007:

Southtown Star 12.29.2007
Buck Weaver died in 1956, the headstone at Mount Hope Cemetery tells us.

CBS News 11.26.2007
"Black Sox" Papers Head To Auction

News and Articles – 2006:

USA Today 07.25.2006
Fallen Stars Have Cooperstown Support

News and Articles – 2005:

Toronto Star 10.22.2005
‘Black Sox’ curse haunts Weaver clan

Chicago Tribune 10.20.2005
High time for Selig to pardon Weaver

Decatur Magazine October / November 2005
Fletcher’s Field of Dreams
Reprinted with the permission of Decatur Magazine

The Daily Herald 10.13.2005
Despite call, some say Sox are cursed.

Decatur Herald & Review 07.22.2005
Fletcher’s work for ex-Sox merits award
Group lauds native’s cause to clear Weaver

The Chicagoist 03.08.2005
Chicago To Get its Own Baseball Museum?

Chicago Tribune 03.08.2005
Exhibiting love for the game; A proposed museum would honor Chicago’s many contributions to the national pastime.

News and Articles – 2004:

Kansas City Star 10.26.2004
Eight Men still out, but niece wants one in

Chicago Tribune 10.13.2004
Chicago’s sports scene hasn’t always been this bleak

Mudville Magazine 10.01.2004
The South Side Shall Rise Again

Springfield State Jounal-Register
Mount Zion doctor devoted to clearing Weaver’s name

Decatur Herald & Review 07.06.2004
Mt. Zion man still crusading

Chicago Tribune Special Section 06.27.2004
Baseball in Chicago

Quad City Times 6.26.04
Weaver supporters still trying to buck Black Sox ban

Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 03.15.2004 founder speaks at 11 th Annual Spring Training Conference

Associated Press 03.05.2004
Niece, doctor try to clear name of ‘Black Sox' Buck Weaver 02.08.2004
It's time to right a wrong

South County Mail 01.14.2004
Now he's a liar and a gambler

Chicago Tribune 01.06.2004
Jackson, Weaver backers buoyed

Chicago Tribune 01.06.2004
Rose: Yes or no?

Daily Southtown 01.06.2004
Supporters still trying to clear Buck Weaver's name

Daily Herald 01.06.2004
Can Rose lift ‘Black Sox' shame?

News and Articles – 2003:

The Bloomington Pantagraph 10.04.2003
Follett, ‘Black Sox' niece dies at 89

The Bloomington Pantagraph 10.03.2003
Marjorie H. Follett Obituary

Flak Magazine 9.16.2003
Uncle Buck's Posthumous Crusade

Chicago Sun-Times 07.16.2003

Chicago Tribune 07.16.2003
Electricity's in the Air
Fans soak up excitement at 35th and Shields

Chicago Tribune 07.16.2003
Baseball not just America 's game anymore

Daily Southtown 07.16.2003
At the old ballgame

Bloomington Pantagraph 07.16.2003
Pontiac woman says protest draws positive response

Rocky Mountain News 07.14.2003
Fade to 'Black'

Decatur Herald & Review 07.12.2003
Weaver's Warrior

Chicago Sun Times 07.11.2003
Family Crusade to Clear Name of Member of Black Sox

Daily Southtown 06.19.2003
Odd Man Out

Bloomington Pantagraph 06.19.2003
Banned From Baseball, Buck Weaver Was No Snitch

News and Articles – 2002:

Chicago Tribune 12.13.2002
Joe No Shoo-in

News and Articles – 2001:

Baseball Digest 03.01.2001
Buck Weaver: Wrong Man Out

News and Articles – 2000 and earlier:

Wall Street Journal 1.17.1992
Amnesty for Black Sox Third Baseman?

Daily Leader 10.04.1989
Chicago 's Heroes Become 'Black Sox'

Baseball Digest 08.1957
Did Buck Weaver Get a Raw Deal?


Chicago Article 10.14.1920
Chicago Fans Grieve Most For Weaver And Still Hope For Him

Cincinnati_Post 10.10.1919
Though they are hopeless and heartless, the White Sox have a hero.

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WBBM-AM, 10/12/2005, 327 KB, 2:13

WLS-AM, 2/3/04 290k, 0:31

WGN-AM, 7/15/03 1.95 MB, 16:20

WBEZ-NPR, 7/15/03 152k, 1:12

WBBM-AM, 7/16/03 155k, 1:14

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ESPN 10/23/2005, 12.2 MB, 7:11
Outside the Lines

CLTV 10/22/2005, 6.3 MB, 3:45
White Sox/Astros World Series Game 1

WBBM-TV 10/12/2005, 5.38 MB, 3:12
Playoff Soxcess

WAND-TV 01.20.2005, 6.5 MB, 3:48
Chicago Baseball Museum Advisory Board Meeting

WTTW Chicago Tonight 04.22.2004, 18.2 MB, 11:08
Comiskey Statue Unveil

Chicago Tribune Special Section 06.27.2004, Size Unknown, 4:02
Baseball Curses

MLB 2003 All-Star Game 07.16.2004, 10.1 MB, 22:11 campaign launch

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