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Buck Weaver’s Bet On His Black Sox Future

1919 Blacksox had 8 men suspended for life including Buck Weaver and Shoeless Joe Jackson.

1919 Blacksox had 8 men suspended for life including Buck Weaver and Shoeless Joe Jackson.

Andrew Martin (Featured Baseball Writer/Owner baseballhistorian.blogspot.ca) 

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The 1919 Chicago White Sox (aka Black Sox) are perhaps the most tragic of all teams in baseball history.

A powerful squad, they lost that year’s World Series to the Cincinnati Reds despite being heavily favored, and were later had eight of their players banished from the sport for their involvement or knowledge of a plot to intentionally throw the Series.

One of those eight was third baseman Buck Weaver, who maintained his innocence until his death, yet was never reinstated. Unfortunately, he was sometimes his own worst enemy when it came to pleading his case.

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