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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: LET'S GO TO THE VIDEOTAPE!

This 1987 VHS video is believed to be the first history of the White Sox on tape.

The 60-minute program is hosted by Jean Shepherd, longtime Sox fan who penned the “Christmas Story.” 33 more words

Major League Baseball, the Cardinals and the Browns, and the Challenge of "Small Markets"

Not until the 1960s did baseball executives begin to use terms like “small market” to describe the unique challenges of operating a successful major league franchise in an environment that did not generate the type of revenues available to teams in such cities as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. 1,026 more words

History

BILL VEECK: THE SOX FAN'S MAN!

My recent blog highlighting a letter I received from Bill Veeck brought to light what a phenomenal “people-person” the two-time owner of the White Sox was. 335 more words

Baseball

BILL VEECK: LETTER PERFECT!

Legendary White Sox owner Bill Veeck was born his date (Feb. 9) in 1914.

He became a hero to me about 62 years later.

In late June of 1976, I received a personalized letter from Veeck dutifully answering the questions I had mailed to him a week or two earlier. 211 more words

Baseball

Cubs Win Epic World Series and Remind us of All that Can Be

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

The late W.P. Kinsella wrote: “Baseball is the most perfect of games, solid, true, pure and precious as diamonds. If only life were so simple. 795 more words

News And Current Events

"You never forget your first": Mike Veeck on Bill Veeck's '48 Indians and the family approach to doing business

Baseball marketing legend Mike Veeck joins Dave Hoekstra for a World-Series discussion on the Veeck family philosophy of incongruity (exemplified by Harry Caray’s 7th inning stretch), the importance of learning how to listen in business and in life, and his father Bill Veeck’s 1948 World Champion Cleveland Indians team, the gutsy moves of bringing in Satchel Paige and Larry Doby, and more. 20 more words

Chicago White Sox