"I knew I'd hit .523, but I thought there were guys after me -- like Blaze Funk, and so many guys -- that I thought had higher batting averages. So I never gave (the batting record) a thought until just recently," said Weir. "I was never one for individual awards or anything; I always tried to put the team first.
"And it was short season -- nothing like it is now. We'd played (12) games, so if you got hot you could get a high average."
As Weir made his way to a bleacher seat Wednesday with his family -- including daughter Michele Wallace, a Shikellamy teacher who had Nick Dunn in class this past school year -- he turned to a bystander and said with a laugh, "My grandson (Trey Wallace) told me, 'Don't worry, grandpa. In a couple years I'll get the record back.'"