Issue 11 11.09.2005 - Special Edition Newsletter: The Case to clear Buck Weaver
President (then-Senator) Barack Obama’s letter to Commissioner Selig - 11.25.2005
It has recently come to my attention that several Chicagoans with a great interest in baseball…
Commissioner Selig’s response to Barack Obama – 12.06.2005
I certainly understand the great interest you have in the reinstatement of George Buck Weaver.
Tommy Foy, Buck Weaver's last batboy
Tommy Foy died Saturday just short of his 97th birthday. He was the batboy for the Ft. Bayard Veterans circa 1925-27. As I'm sure you know Buck Weaver played in the Copper League during those years and for the Veterans for one and a half seasons.
Last April I got a great quote from Tommy:
"Hal Chase and Buck Weaver were rehabitable I think but Chick Gandil and Eddie Cicotte were scoundrels through and through."
Tommy was also a Bataan Death March survivor and long time New Mexico State Legislator. The Silver City Sun News has a nice article about him although it doesn't mention his time as a batboy.
from Mary Darling
John "Buck" O'Neil: 1911 - 2006
Joe Benz Jr.: 1921-2006
Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe: 1902 - 2005
Rose reinstatement could pave way for Jackson, Weaver and others 07.30.2009
In 2005, Obama requested probe of Weaver suspension (see letters above)
The Baseball Reliquary Hilda Award Press Release 07.11.2005
The Baseball Reliquary recently announced Dr. David Fletcher…as the recipient of the 2005 Hilda Award.
Chicago Baseball Museum: January 19, 2005
Dr. Fletcher recently hosted the first advisory board meeting for the Chicago Baseball Museum
The Black Sox: 85 Years Later 10.05.2004
Chicago Historical Society 1919 World Series symposium
National Shorthand Court Reporters Association 07.31.2004
Dr. Fletcher recently spoke to the NCRA annual convention in Chicago, IL.
Society for American Baseball Research 07.16.04
ClearBuck.com campaign members attended the annual convention in Cincinnati, OH.
University Debate 05.13.2004
Dr. Fletcher had the opportunity to share his knowledge of the Black Sox scandal to a class of DePaul University freshmen this month.
Comiskey Statue Educational Session 04.22.04
The ceremony was private and the statue had a security guard.
ClearBuck.com is now a division of SafeWorksIllinois 04.01.2004
ClearBuck.com is now an established company with Amber Buchanan working full-time as the organization's vice president.
Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 03.15.2004
ClearBuck.com founder speaks at 11th Annual Spring Training Conference
Issue 11 11.09.2005
Special Edition Newsletter: The Case to clear Buck Weaver
Issue 10 10.22.2005
White Sox Win World Series; Sports Songs and Beyond; Mike Downey’s Chicago Tribune article;
Chicago Baseball Museum; Judy Baar Topinka honors Dr. Fletcher
Issue 9 06.09.2005
ClearBuck.com turns two; Chicago Baseball Museum Update; Dr. Fletcher honored by the Baseball Reliquary with the “Hilda Award"
Issue 8 09.30.2004
Chicago Historical Society program; Chicago Baseball Museum; SABR, NCRA Conventions
Issue 7 06.30.2004
Baseball in Chicago; DePaul University seminar
Issue 6 04.22.2004
ClearBuck.com on “The Today Show”; Comiskey statue rally
Issue 5 02.27.2004
Commissioner Selig correspondence; Join ClearBuck.com at spring training
Issue 4 01.29.2004
Visit ClearBuck.com at SoxFest 2004
Issue 3 12.19.2003
Chicago Lincoln Inn of Court stages mock trial for Jackson and Weaver
Issue 2 10.22.2003
Notice of Marjorie Helen (Cook) Follett’s passing
Issue 1 09.17.2003
ClearBuck.com campaign launch a success
Weaver and Babe Ruth
THREE 1919 WORLD SERIES -
October 3, 1919
Comiskey Park I 35th and Shields, Chicago Illinois
of second innning , Shoeless Joe Jackson smashes a single
to left off Ray Fisher.
Felsch bunted toward Pitcher Fisher, who throws wild
to second. Jackson and Felsh end up at second and third.
Manager Pat Moran brings the infield in with no outs.
The fix ringleader Chick Gandil raps a single into right
field between first baseman Daubert and second
baseman Rath. Cincy rightfielder Greasy Neale heaves
a late throw to the plate to cut down Felsh (who was
seen as trailing Jackson in in the photo) scores easily.
Gandlil takes second on the throw.
batters later, with Gandil on second and Risberg on
first (courtesy of a hitsbatsman), Sox catcher Ray Schalk
to the 1920 Spalding Baseball Guide: his bunt
between Fisher and Groh (Cincy thirdbaseman) was a beauty.
It looked like a safe hit, but Gandil loafed on the
play and was forced at third by a step on Fisher's late
toss to Groh.
loafting going to third base was cited as some
observors as one the "fixed" plays of the series. It
did not matter because Little Dickie Kerr won the game
3-0 for the White Sox. Gamblers Sleep Bill Burns and
Billy Maharg lost everything on Game Three because they
had bet the Sox would lose. Thus the series of "doublecrosses" was
note Chicago Tribune ad in Center Field and
that Comiskey Park had rooftops like Wrigley Field until
the 20s when Comiskey Park's outfield Grandstands were
constructed. This is what the Bridgeport neighborhood
looked long before the construction of the Dan Ryan
freeway East of the Park in the 50s.