Posted March 30, 2015
Chicago Baseball Museum founder Dr. David Fletcher sent this letter to the new Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred Jr. asking for the pardon of George "Buck" Weaver, writing, "Buck Weaver was wrongly banned from baseball and deserves to have his reputation and honor to his family name restored."
Dear Commissioner Manfred:
Congratulations on becoming the 10th Commissioner in MLB history!
I know you have a lot of pressing issues as you begin your term of office but I represent the family of George "Buck" Weaver, who played flawless baseball during the 1919 World Series. He batted .324 and committed no errors on the field.
As the representative for the Weaver family, we are formally applying for Buck’s reinstatement into Baseball.