July 29, 2015
Baseball Commissioner Manfred Declines to Reopen Buck Weaver Case
07.29.2015 Read the reaction of Chicago Baseball Museum President Dr. David Fletcher…
07.20.2015 Read the letter from Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred…
03.23.2015 Read the letter to Commissioner Manfred from CBM President Dr. David Fletcher…
03.29.2013 Read a letter from Buck Weaver’s great-great-niece Kristi Berg…
07.01.2015 Read John Owen’s article from the Chicago Tribune, “Buck Weaver’s family pushes to get ‘Black Sox’ player reinstated”…
07.03.2015 Read Greg Couch’s article on vice.com, “How Baseball Has Spent 96 Years Punishing An Innocent Man For The 1919 Black Sox Scandal”…
The Case to clear Buck Weaver:
Issue 11 11.09.2005 – Special Edition Newsletter: The Case to clear Buck Weaver
President Obama supports Buck Weaver’s reinstatement:
11.25.2005 President (then-Senator) Barack Obama’s letter to Commissioner Selig
It has recently come to my attention that several Chicagoans with a great interest in baseball…
12.06.2005 Commissioner Selig’s response to Barack Obama
I certainly understand the great interest you have in the reinstatement of George Buck Weaver.
Baseball Commissioner Correspondence
07.01.2005 Commissioner Selig to Gene Callahan
As always, it was a pleasure to hear from you…
06.15.2005 Commissioner Selig to Louis J. Launer
Thank you for your letter of June 12, 2005…
08.30.2004 Commissioner Selig Outreach
Congratulations on extending your position as Commissioner of Major League Baseball.
02.18.2004 Commissioner Selig Response
Thank you for your letter of February 16, 2004. I certainly understand…
02.16.2004 Commissioner Selig Outreach
I was encouraged to read the latest editorial piece by Michael Bauman about Buck Weaver’s reinstatement…
11.14.2003 Commissioner Selig Response
Thank you for your letter on November 4, 2003 and the messages from people sympathetic to the story of the late George “Buck” Weaver.
11.04.2003 Commissioner Selig Outreach
This package comes to you from fans, friends, family and people sympathetic to the story…
07.31.2003 Commissioner Selig Response
Thank you for your letter of July 25, 2003. I certainly understand…
07.15.2003 Commissioner Selig Outreach
On behalf of George “Buck” Weaver’s living nieces…
05.22.2003 Commissioner Selig Response
Thank you for your letter relative to Marge Follett.
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
Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe: 1902 – 2005
05.28.2018 Read the Chicago Tribune story, “Buck Weaver’s family pushes to get ‘Black Sox’ player reinstated” on ChicagoBaseballMuseum.org
07.01.2015 Video Interview with Patricia Anderson, Buck’s niece
07.30.2009 Rose reinstatement could pave way for Jackson, Weaver and others
In 2005, Obama requested probe of Weaver suspension (see letters above)
07.11.2005 The Baseball Reliquary Hilda Award Press Release
The Baseball Reliquary recently announced Dr. David Fletcher…as the recipient of the 2005 Hilda Award.
01.19.2005 Chicago Baseball Museum
Dr. Fletcher recently hosted the first advisory board meeting for the Chicago Baseball Museum
10.05.2004 The Black Sox: 85 Years Later
Chicago Historical Society 1919 World Series symposium
07.31.2004 National Shorthand Court Reporters Association
Dr. Fletcher recently spoke to the NCRA annual convention in Chicago, IL.
07.16.2004 Society for American Baseball Research
ClearBuck.com campaign members attended the annual convention in Cincinnati, OH.
05.13.2004 University Debate
Dr. Fletcher had the opportunity to share his knowledge of the Black Sox scandal to a class of DePaul University freshmen this month.
04.22.2004 Comiskey Statue Educational Session
The ceremony was private and the statue had a security guard.
03.15.2004 Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture
ClearBuck.com founder speaks at 11th Annual Spring Training Conference
11.09.2005 Issue 11
Special Edition Newsletter: The Case to clear Buck Weaver
10.22.2005 Issue 10
White Sox Win World Series; Sports Songs and Beyond; Mike Downey’s Chicago Tribune article; Chicago Baseball Museum; Judy Baar Topinka honors Dr. Fletcher
07.05.2005 Issue 9
ClearBuck.com turns two; Chicago Baseball Museum Update; Dr. Fletcher honored by the Baseball Reliquary with the “Hilda Award”
09.30.2004 Issue 8
Chicago Historical Society program; Chicago Baseball Museum; SABR, NCRA Conventions
06.30.2004 Issue 7
Baseball in Chicago; DePaul University seminar
04.22.2004 Issue 6
ClearBuck.com on “The Today Show”; Comiskey statue rally
02.27.2004 Issue 5
Commissioner Selig correspondence; Join ClearBuck.com at spring training
01.29.2004 Issue 4
Visit ClearBuck.com at SoxFest 2004
12.19.2003 Issue 3
Chicago Lincoln Inn of Court stages mock trial for Jackson and Weaver
10.22.2003 Issue 2
Notice of Marjorie Helen (Cook) Follett’s passing
09.17.2003 Issue 1
ClearBuck.com campaign launch a success