Owens: Buck Weaver’s family pushes to get Black Sox player reinstated

From John Owens at the Chicago Tribune on July 1, 2015, with mention of SABR members Jacob Pomrenke and David Fletcher:

For almost 30 years, Patricia Anderson has lived in this scenic, rural Missouri town about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis.

But in her living room, she is surrounded by images of her youth on the South Side of Chicago, where she was raised by her uncle — former White Sox third baseman George “Buck” Weaver.

Weaver is in almost all of the photos, often appearing with celebrities. One picture features Weaver with Babe Ruth and silent-film swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks. Another is of Weaver with film star Buck Jones. And there are photos of Buck with his family, including one of an older Weaver with his wife, Helen, and others at Anderson’s wedding in Chicago in 1948.

“Living with Buck, it was a wonderful way to grow up,” Anderson said. “He was my idol.”

Read the full article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-0705-buck-weaver-black-sox-reinstatement-20150703-story.html

Originally published: July 2, 2015. Last Updated: July 2, 2015.