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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

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BILL VEECK: LETTER PERFECT!

Legendary White Sox owner Bill Veeck  died on this date (Jan.2) in 1986.

He became a hero to me about a decade prior to that. 236 more words

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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