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Joe Jackson, Plaintiff, vs Chicago American League Baseball Club, Defendant:

The Never-Before-Seen Trial Transcript


Dr. David J. Fletcher, Editor

Dr. David J FletcherDr. David J. Fletcher is the founder of the Chicago Baseball Museum and the President, CEO, and Chief Medical Director of SafeWorks Illinois. He is the co- author of Chili Dog MVP: Dick Allen, The 1972 White Sox and A Transforming Chicago (2022, with John P. Owens) and many other articles on baseball history. He graduated from Chicago’s Rush Medical College and practiced medicine in the U.S. Army. In 2003, he founded the Clear Buck campaign with members of Buck Weaver’s family and he was honored for his efforts with the Baseball Reliquary’s Hilda Award during the 2005 Shrine of the Eternals ceremony. In 2007, the Chicago Baseball Museum acquired the private baseball library and papers of sportswriter Jerome Holtzman, Major League Baseball’s first Official Historian. Dr. Fletcher grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he played baseball and sometimes took three trains as a teenager to go to baseball games at Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park.


Jacob Pomrenke, Editor

Jacob Pomrenke is the Director of Editorial Content for the Society for American Baseball Research. He has been a SABR member since 1998 and is the chairman and newsletter editor for the Black Sox Scandal Research Committee. He is the editor of Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox (2015) and the Eight Myths Out project (2019). He has been interviewed as a subject-matter expert on baseball scandals for MLB Network, ESPN, PBS, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and many other TV, radio, print, and online outlets. Before he joined the SABR staff in 2011, he spent 10 years working as an editor and reporter for newspapers in Southern California and in his hometown of Gainesville, Georgia. He currently lives in the Bay Area with his wife, Tracy Greer, and their Deadball Era cat, Nixey Callahan. Find more of his work at