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    Slick-fielding Weaver was at his best in the 1919 World Series, cracking 11 base hits. Unfortunately, seven of his teammates were deliberately at their worst; they'd been bribed to throw the games and Buck knew all about it. He hit a career-high .333 the next year, but when the truth about the fix came out, he was lumped with the other Black Sox and banned from baseball for life, his "never-snitch" ethics at odds with Judge Landis's jurisprudence. Chicago fans repeatedly petitioned for Weaver's reinstatement, but he was never pardoned for his failure to warn baseball that his teammates had sold their honor. (JK)

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