Now Let’s Really Talk About Baseball with David Fletcher, MD at The Art of Medicine Rounds on Thursday, November 2, 2023 – Co-author David Fletcher, MD shares stories from his two recent books, Chili Dog MVP: Dick Allen, the ’72 White Sox and A Transforming Chicago and Joe Jackson, Plaintiff, vs Chicago American League Baseball Club, Defendant: The Never-Before-Seen Trial Transcript. A graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago, Dr. Fletcher practices occupational medicine in Champaign, Illinois. He is also a noted baseball historian and is the founder and president of the Chicago Baseball Museum (https://chicagobaseballmuseum.org/).
For many years Dr. Fletcher has championed the achievements of Dick Allen, seven-time All-Star and the 1972 American League Most Valuable Player. Allen never overcame his reputation as an angry African American among the sportswriters who fill out Hall of Fame ballots. Enduring taunts in his minor league days as the first Black star to play in Little Rock, Arkansas, and through most of his major league years playing in Philadelphia and Chicago where race relations were tense, Allen became the best hitter in baseball from 1964 to 1974. Dr. Fletcher has also worked to clear the name of Chicago White Sox third baseman George “Buck” Weaver who was banned from baseball in the wake of the Black Sox game-fixing scandal in the 1919 World Series.
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