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Buck Weaver

Buck Weaver

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Buck Weaver

Position(s):
SS, 3B, 2B
Born:
August 18, 1890
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
170 lbs
Major League Debut:
4-11-1912 with CHA

Intro

His refusal to rat on his teammates when he learned they were going to throw the 1919 World Series, cost Buck Weaver dearly. One of the best-hitting infielders in the game, Weaver had twice hit .300 when he was barred from baseball for life by the commissioner. Had he been able to play during the 1920s, his offensive numbers would have surely risen, but he was relegated to outlaw leagues playing against far-inferior talent. He spent much of the rest of his life proclaiming his innocence and petitioning Major League Baseball for re-instatement.

Factoid 1

As part of the famous World Baseball Tour during the 1913 off-season, Buck Weaver travelled nearly 40,000 miles and visited more than a dozen countries in Europe and the Middle East.

Strengths

Ty Cobb claimed that Weaver was the only third baseman he never wanted to bunt against.

Description

From ClearBuck.com: "At 5 feet 10 inches and a lean 168 pounds, Weaver was known for his ever-smiling, jug-eared face that mimicked a Halloween Jack."

Notes

Weaver is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago.

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