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Baseball legend Bill Veeck once noted: “Baseball? It’s just a game – as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. 1,221 more words
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My longtime friend Mike Green and I recently discussed the weirdest, strangest, most ridiculous promotions we could think of. Since we had collaborated on a biography of Charlie Finley, published last year by Walker and Co., we had a lot to work with since Finley was famous for his wild promotions. 1,021 more words
8 days until Opening Day, White Sox fans!
Jim Spencer, the first baseman for the 1977 South Side Hit Men White Sox, is the only player in team history with two 8-RBI games and they happened only 39 days apart (May 14, 1977 and July 2, 1977). 55 more words
One of the most familiar faces in White Sox history belongs to a woman.
On International Women’s Day, I salute the legendary Nancy Faust.
Nancy entertained Sox fans as the Comiskey Park/New Comiskey Park/U.S. 494 more words
Bill Veeck was a baseball executive, but, as he would put it, he was first most an entrepreneur, innovator, and an entertainer. He dedicated his life’s work to baseball, having been the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, St. 592 more words