MastroNet December 2005
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He was still in his twenties when the dreadful revelation was divulged. But White Sox third baseman Buck Weaver was caught in the quicksand, and his innocent career was finished. Weaver's entanglement in the 1919 World Series conspiracy, it was universally agreed, went no further than his awareness of its proceeding. Refusing to compromise his talent or his intensity to win, he turned in an admirable performance throughout the October games. Yet the iron hand of Landis would not yield, and Weaver was banished for life. (Later appeals to Commissioners Chandler and Frick were met with unsympathetic refrains.) Remembering the unguilty Buck Weaver is this period wire photo. With the countenance of genuine sincerity and exuberant youth, we somehow exchange with this image — confident, yet disarming. To accommodate publication, the photograph was cropped at both sides and now measures about 5" square. A copyright stamp appears on the reverse, as do a few editorial instructions. Forgiving a couple very minor surface cracks, this piece is advanced as apparent EX/MT.
Buck Weaver Original Photo
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