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GM Update #15: Bill Veeck

Bill Veeck isn’t exactly a GM. Nor is he exactly an owner-operator. At some times he was an owner-operator (part of the time in Cleveland and all the times in St. 2,248 more words


Happy Anniversary Mr. Gaedel

On this date 65 years ago in 1951 at St. Louis’s Sportsman’s Park a pinch hitter by the name of Eddie Gaedel would step into the batter’s box for the St. 221 more words


‘Those Wild and Wacky White Sox Are At It Again!’

‘Chicago White Sox Suspend Chris Sale for ‘Destroying Team Equipment’

“The Chicago White Sox on Sunday said it has suspended Chris Sale following a clubhouse incident Saturday night, in which the pitcher reportedly damaged throwback jerseys the team was scheduled to wear. 524 more words


Ben Sheets got me drunk.


On January 26, 2010, Ben Sheets agreed to a one year, $10 million with an additional $2 million in incentives, contract with the Oakland Athletics. 673 more words

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Formative books

I think we all had our formative books: those that stayed with us, changed our young outlooks, made us who we are. I certainly did, and they have been on my mind lately. 1,810 more words

Book Reviews

High and Inside Out: Bill Veeck Integrates Baseball

We know that it was Brach Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers who broke baseball’s color barrier permanently. That was in 1947 and baseball was forever changed. 1,103 more words


Independent League Baseball Owes its Existence to Mike Veeck

Mike Veeck comes from a baseball family of team owners, with his last name being one of the most recognizable in baseball history.

In 1993, Veeck was one of three partners who started the successful independent minor league St. 103 more words

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