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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:
The panel will be August 2 in Philadelphia, PA. Any baseball fan is welcome to attend by registering for SABR 43 at SABR.org/convention.
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.
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.
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
USA Today 07.25.2006
Fallen Stars Have Cooperstown Support
Toronto Star 10.22.2005
‘Black Sox’ curse haunts
High time for Selig to pardon Weaver
Magazine October / November 2005
Fletcher’s Field of Dreams
Reprinted with the permission of Decatur
Daily Herald 10.13.2005
Despite call, some say Sox are cursed.
Herald & Review 07.22.2005
Fletcher’s work for ex-Sox merits award
Group lauds native’s cause to clear Weaver
Chicago To Get its Own Baseball Museum?
Exhibiting love for the game; A proposed
museum would honor Chicago’s many contributions
to the national pastime.
City Star 10.26.2004
Eight Men still out, but niece wants
Chicago’s sports scene hasn’t
always been this bleak
The South Side Shall Rise Again
Springfield State Jounal-Register 08.08.2004
Mount Zion doctor devoted to clearing
Herald & Review 07.06.2004
Mt. Zion man still crusading
Tribune Special Section 06.27.2004
Baseball in Chicago
City Times 6.26.04
Weaver supporters still trying to buck
Black Sox ban
A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 03.15.2004
ClearBuck.com founder speaks at 11 th
Annual Spring Training Conference
Niece, doctor try to clear name of ‘Black
Sox' Buck Weaver
It's time to right a wrong
County Mail 01.14.2004
Now he's a liar and a gambler
Jackson, Weaver backers buoyed
Rose: Yes or no?
Supporters still trying to clear Buck
Can Rose lift ‘Black Sox' shame?
Bloomington Pantagraph 10.04.2003
Follett, ‘Black Sox' niece dies at 89
Bloomington Pantagraph 10.03.2003
Marjorie H. Follett Obituary
Uncle Buck's Posthumous Crusade
Electricity's in the Air
Fans soak up excitement at 35th and Shields
Baseball not just America 's game anymore
At the old ballgame
Pontiac woman says protest draws positive response
Mountain News 07.14.2003
Fade to 'Black'
Herald & Review 07.12.2003
Sun Times 07.11.2003
Family Crusade to Clear Name of Member of Black
Odd Man Out
Banned From Baseball, Buck Weaver Was No Snitch
Joe No Shoo-in
Buck Weaver: Wrong Man Out
Street Journal 1.17.1992
Amnesty for Black Sox Third Baseman?
Chicago 's Heroes Become 'Black Sox'
Did Buck Weaver Get a Raw Deal?
Chicago Fans Grieve Most For Weaver And Still
Hope For Him
Though they are hopeless and heartless, the White
Sox have a hero.
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Chicago Baseball Museum Advisory Board Meeting
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Comiskey Statue Unveil
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ClearBuck.com campaign launch
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