George “Buck” Weaver was one of eight men accused of throwing the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Though acquitted by a jury during the 1921 Cook County “Black Sox” trial, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, baseball’s first commissioner, banned all eight players from baseball for life.
Buck’s nieces, Marjorie Follett and Patricia (Scanlon) Anderson, with the help of Dr. David Fletcher, launched a campaign to reinstate Buck Weaver. Buck Weaver was 31 when he was banned from baseball more than 85 years ago. His family, along with Weaver’s fans, hope posthumous justice is near.