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Majorie H. Follet Obituary

From The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois

PONTIAC — Marjorie H. Follett, 89, of Pontiac died at 1:25 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 2, 2003) at OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pontiac, with Msgr. Thomas Mack officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pontiac.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, 413 N. Main St., Pontiac. The family suggests that memorials be made to OSF Saint James’ Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry or St. Mary’s School Endowment Fund.

Marge was born March 2, 1914, in Pontiac, the daughter of James H. and Anne S. (Quinn) Cook. She graduated from St. Mary’s Grade School in 1929 and was a 1933 graduate of Pontiac Township High School. Later she attended Illinois State Normal University, where she took courses in interior design.

On June 15, 1935, she married Marshall G. Follett in St. Mary’s Rectory at Pontiac. He survives.


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Buck Weaver: Wrong Man Out

Baseball Digest (March 2001 issue) 
By: Greg Couch

Expulsion and alleged participation of baseball player in fixing of 1919 World Series Third baseman never threw any game in 1919 Series or accepted money from gamblers–his only mistake was knowing about the fix and not informing authorities about the scandal.

The thing to know is that he never took one penny. He never agreed to the plot. He never did anything but play his best through the World Series.

And while other White Sox players did take gamblers’ money to fix the 1919 Series, he, as one sports historian so delicately put it, “got screwed.”

Strom Thurmond and the U.S. House and Senate and Hollywood, and baseball legends have been demanding that major league baseball lift the lifetime ban on Shoeless Joe Jackson and clear his name.

Baseball is looking into it, and, it isn’t looking good for Jackson. Here is the reason the uproar isn’t working:

It is in support of the wrong player.

If any of the eight banned Sox players should be cleared, according to several sports historians, it is Buck Weaver.


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