George Daniel “Buck” Weaver

George Daniel “Buck” Weaver

Birth
Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 31 Jan 1956 (aged 65)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section 35, by the road
Memorial ID 2906 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He began his major league career on April 11, 1912, as a shortstop for the Chicago White Sox. An excellent infielder, he was switched to third base and was known as the only third baseman in the league that Ty Cobb would not bunt against. During the 1919 World Series known as the Black Sox Scandal, Weaver played error-less ball in the Series and batted .324. At the grand jury trial on the a ledge fix to loose the Series, he was banned from playing pro ball for having knowledge of the gambling scam and failing to tell team officials. Weaver applied six times for reinstatement to baseball and for the rest of his life, claimed that he had nothing to do with the fix. In the 1988 movie "Eight Men Out", Buck Weaver was portrayed by actor John Cusack.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 May 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Daniel “Buck” Weaver (18 Aug 1890–31 Jan 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2906, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .