800 S. Wells St., Ste. 140
Chicago, IL 60607
Dr. David J. Fletcher
President & Founder
Dr. David J. Fletcher in his day job is an occupational medicine specialist and co-founder of SafeWorks Illinois, a private medical practice, which he operates in downstate Illinois in Champaign and Decatur. He is a 1979 graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago and a 1982 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He is a noted national expert in the occupational health field and is the director of Occupational Medicine @ the University of Illinois,Urbana, where he serves as an assistant professor.
He is a very avid baseball fan and loves both Chicago baseball teams passionately. He travels to the Cactus League each Spring to watch the Cubs and Sox. In 1998, he got married @ old home plate, where Comiskey Park I once stood, with his former White Sox idol Bill Melton as a witness.
He is writer, who is working on a screenplay concerning the Buck Weaver story called The Curse of Silence that grew out of his interest in the Black Sox, which he has extensively researched all over the country.
Besides baseball and writing, his passions involve prairie restoration. Dr. Fletcher has restored over 200 acres in downstate Illinois into a modern day Walden Pond with wetlands, praire grasses, wildflowers, and native hardwood trees.
1806 Market St.
Champaign, IL 61822
Phone: (217) 356-6150
Cell: (217) 855-0979
Fax: (217) 356-7167
Niece of George “Buck” Weaver
Patricia (Scanlon) Anderson knew better than anyone the pain Buck suffered for being banished from baseball and spending the rest of his life trying to clear his name. Buck Weaver became her surrogate father when her own father died. “I fight because I owe him,” said Anderson. Pat’s late sister, Bette Scanlon, for many years a financial writer at the Chicago Sun-Times, also carried the torch for her uncle. Pat Anderson died at age 92 in April of 2019 – read the story at https://chicagobaseballmuseum.org/chicago-baseball-history-news/chicago-baseball-history-feature/niece-led-cause-clear-buck-weaver-dead-age-92/.