July 29, 2015
Baseball Commissioner Manfred Declines to Reopen Buck Weaver Case
The Case to clear Buck Weaver:
President Obama supports Buck Weaver’s reinstatement:
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