Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic

Bill Veeck's Crosstown ClassicPDF Epub Bill Veeck S Crosstown Classic Author Bill Veeck Varanus.us Baseball Hall Of Famer Bill Veeck 1914 86 Was An Inspired Team Builder, A Consummate Showman, And One Of The Greatest Baseball Men Ever Involved In The Game Bill Veeck S Crosstown Classic, Drawn From His Uproarious Autobiography Cowritten With The Talented Sportswriter Ed Linn , Is An Unforgettable Trip Packed With Anecdotes And Insight About The History Of Baseball And Tales Of Players And Owners Some Of The Most Entertaining Stories In All Of Sports Literature Veeck S Own Love For The Game Began When His Father Was Manager And Then President Of The Chicago Cubs Upon His Father S Death In 1930, Veeck Was Hired As An Office Boy For Eighteen Dollars A Week Here, Veeck Recollects Those Halcyon Days And How They Underscored His Development As A Wily Franchise Owner, Leading Up To Quite A Rumpus, Many Years Later, During His Purchase Of The White Sox From The Battling Comiskeys.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 34 pages
  • Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic
  • Bill Veeck
  • English
  • 16 June 2018

10 thoughts on “Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic

  1. says:

    This excerpt from Bill Veeck s autobiography Veeck As In Wreck is the February free e book from the University of Chicago Press, which consists of two chapters from that book Veeck 1914 1986 was a famous baseball innovator and owner of three professional ball clubs, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991 He is best known for planting the ivy at Wrigley Field, the longtime home of the Chicago Cubs signing Larry Doby, the first African American to play for an American League team the Cleveland Indians in July 1947, several months after Jackie Robinson integrated the National League in May of that year with the Brooklyn Dodgers using the midget Eddie Gaedel as a pinch hitter for the woeful St Louis Browns in 1951 and his disastrous 1979 promotion Disco Demolition Night while he owned the Chicago White Sox, which led to a riot in the stands and a forfeiture of the game Veeck was a colorful and controversial figure, and I thought that this excerpt would be an entertaining short read It consists of two chapters, The Battle of Wrigley Field , which describes his early career spent working for Chicago Cubs owner Phil Wrigley, his successful idea to cover the outfield wall with ivy, and his failure in getting Wrigley to install lights for night games, which was mildly interesting, and Chuck Comiskey and the National Debt , a dreadfully boring financially based ...

  2. says:

    Excellent read a must read for all and of the game.I have forever been intrigued by Bill Veek and the White Sox were an interesting team in my mind This told me the inside story of the Veek years.

  3. says:

    Veeck was a colorful and controversial figure, and I thought that this excerpt would be an entertaining short read It consists of two chapters, The Battle of Wrigley Field , which describes his early career spent working for Chicago Cubs owner Phil Wrigley, his successful idea to cover the outfield wall with ivy, and his failure in getting Wrigley to install lights for night games, which was mildly interesting, and Chuck Comiskey and the National Debt , a dreadfully boring financia...

  4. says:

    I thought it was delightful, though as a fan of Chicago baseball I m obviously biased It s about the business of running and acquiring a team than about the sport itself, but is filled with interesting tidbits And the writing is lively and fun A quick and entertaining read.

  5. says:

    read on mini UofC digital editions

  6. says:

    Great insight into owning and working in baseball Very interesting page turner.

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