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Bill Veeck

A Baseball Legend

by Gerald Eskenazi

  • 349 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by McGraw-Hill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States,
  • Baseball,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Sports,
  • Veeck, Bill,
  • General,
  • Biography,
  • Baseball promoters

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages182
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9249313M
    ISBN 100070195994
    ISBN 109780070195998


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“Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick is a deeply insightful, powerful biography of a fascinating figure. It will take its place beside the recent bestselling biographies of Satchel Paige and Mickey Mantle, and will be the baseball book of the season in Spring ”/5(76). The two things you need to know before you buy "Veeck -- As In Wreck" -- and you will buy this book, you must, if you've ever bought any professional sports bio before -- are the names Veeck and Linn.

Bill Veeck you know from reputation -- the wacky promoter who invented everything from Ladies' Day to Disco Demolition by: 3. Bill Veeck was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game.

His classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners, including some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports/5. Bill Veeck book. Read 47 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

William Louis Bill Veeck, Jr. () is legendary in many ways-ba /5. This is a rare signed copy of a nonfiction baseball sports book called The Hustler's Handbook, copyrightpossible first edition with no other date found, hard cover, dust jacket, written and SIGNED by Bill Veeck with Ed Linn.

Bill Veeck was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game. His classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners, including some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports : University of Chicago Press.

“Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick is a deeply insightful, powerful biography of a fascinating figure. It will take its place beside the recent bestselling biographies of Satchel Paige and Mickey Mantle, and will be the baseball book of the season in Spring ”/5(5).

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2 David M. Jordan, Larry R. Gerlach, and John P. Rossi, “The Truth About Bill Veeck and the ’43 Phillies,” SABR’s The National Pastime, No. 18, 3 Jules Tygiel, “Revisiting Bill Veeck and the Phillies,” Baseball Research Journal.

The book takes you through the career of Bill Veeck, owner and operator of many baseball teams over a fifty-year period. If you truly love baseball, you want to read. Easy enough--Bill loved baseball, so much so that he never sat in fancy box seats at games but preferred to join the fans in the by: 3.

Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick is a deeply insightful, powerful biography of a fascinating figure. It will take its place beside the recent bestselling biographies of Satchel Paige and Mickey Mantle, and will be the baseball book of the season in Spring Bill Veeck, with Ed Linn Veeck—As In Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck With a new Foreword by Bob Verdi Paper $ ISBN: ©,pages For information on purchasing the book—from bookstores or here online—please go to.

Dad Bill Veeck was still owner of the White Sox at the time. “People say, your old man was probably your worse critic. My old man, he was the only guy who got it,” Veeck : David Fondler.

Bill Veeck was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game. His classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners, including some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports literature/5(30).

Bill Veeck was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game. His classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners, including some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports literature/5(7).

When Bill was four, his father, sportswriter William Veeck Sr., became president of the Chicago Cubs. By the time he Bill was working as a vendor, ticket seller and junior groundskeeper. Relying on primary sources, including more than a hundred interviews, Paul Dickson has crafted a richly detailed portrait of an American original: baseball impresario and innovator, independent spirit and unflinching advocate of racial equality, Bill Veeck.

Veeck ( ) was born into baseball. His sportswriter father became president of the Chicago Cubs, and Bill later worked for owner 5/5(1).

Mike Veeck, the comic maestro of the minor leagues, tells Jim Caple how thinking outside the batter's box like his father -- and his friend Bill Murray -- has helped him make ballpark : Jim Caple. Dickson (The Unwritten Rules of Baseball,etc.) delivers an engaging biography of Bill Veeck (–), an innovative, irascible and progressive gadfly within the staid world of six decades, from the s to the ’80s, wherever baseball was played, talked about or voted on, Veeck was there.

Born into baseball—his father had been president of the Chicago Cubs—Veeck Author: Paul Dickson. “Veeck--As In Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck”, p, University of Chicago Press 5 Copy quote The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning.

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Veeck--As In Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck: Bill Veeck, Ed Linn: Books - (9). “Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick is a deeply insightful, powerful biography of a fascinating figure. It will take its place beside the recent bestselling biographies of Satchel Paige and Mickey Mantle, and will be the baseball book of the season in Spring ”.

William Louis "Bill" Veeck, Jr. () is legendary in many ways-baseball impresario and innovator, independent spirit, champion of civil rights in a time of great change. Paul Dickson has written the first full biography of this towering figure, in the process rewriting many aspects of his life and bringing alive the history of America's pastime.

Bill Veeck was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game. His classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners, including some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports literature.4/5(6).

Reviews “Paul Dickson's excellent biography Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick is among the few great biographies set in sports. Beyond that it is the story of a singular fellow whose energy, determination, wit, and powerful commitment to fairness spiced with an unquenchable sense of the absurd enabled him to live an exceptionally full and passionate life.”.

He was the man who brought a midget to home plate and explosives to the outfield of Comiskey Park. But beyond the flash, legendary owner Bill Veeck’s open-minded approach brought positive changes to the game of baseball. Veeck was just four years old when his father, sportswriter William Veeck, Sr., was named president of the Chicago Cubs.

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Bill Veeck, byname of William Louis Veeck, Jr., (born February 9,Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.—died January 2,Chicago, Illinois), American professional baseball club executive and owner, who introduced many innovations in promotion. Veeck grew up with baseball management. His father, a Chicago sportswriter, became president of the National League Chicago Cubs (–33), and young.

Maxwell Carter reviews Paul Dickson's "Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick," a biography of the baseball impresario and promotional genius who enlivened the sport but also helped integrate Author: Maxwell Carter.

Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick. is a deeply insightful, powerful biography of a fascinating figure. It will take its place beside the recent bestselling biographies of Satchel Paige and Mickey Mantle, and will be the baseball book of the season in Spring Bill Veeck was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game.

His classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners, including some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports literature.

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Today, Bill Veeck is beloved as an innovator, a master showman, and a lovable scamp. The Tigers also won the Series, and no less an authority than star first baseman Hank Greenberg, a.

Questioning Disco Demolition Night Bill Veeck sold the team inand Mike was out of baseball for 10 years. He says Disco Demolition Night played a part in : Gary Waleik. The man on this week's cover is Bill Veeck, whose new book, The Hustler's Handbook, begins on page Veeck has been called many things by many people, but one thing he has never been called is dull.

Now 51 and retired from baseball—at least temporarily—Veeck remains a fierce individualist who enjoys leveling his guns at "the big boys on.

Paul Dickson’s BILL VEECK: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick is a definitive account of a man whose contributions to modern-day baseball cannot be minimized in any fashion. Anyone attending a baseball game in America may not realize that much of what they view and experience in contemporary stadiums were ideas hatched in the mind of Bill Veeck.

Featured here is a first edition hardbound book entitled "Bill Veeck: A Baseball Legend", by Gerald book follows the life of one of the most unique maverick owners in baseball history, from his childhood as the son of the Chicago Cubs General Manager through his stints as principal owner of the Minor League Milwaukee Brewers and three major league teams: Cleveland Indians, St Seller Rating: % positive.

Get this from a library. Bill Veeck: a baseball legend. [Gerald Eskenazi] -- Examines the more than forty-year career of Bill Veeck--the most original and energetic promotor in major-league baseball.

The event, part of the Books & Beyond author series, is sponsored by the Center for the Book. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. The Humanities and Social Sciences Division, where Dickson did much of his research, is co-sponsoring the program.

Bill. Lost in all of the showmanship, publicity and stunts, Dickson concludes, was a tremendously sound baseball and business mind.", Bill Veeck The award-winning biography of baseball''s greatest maverick by Paul Dickson: Casey Award for the best baseball book of from Spitball Magazine.5/5(2).Bill Veeck was a maverick, a visionary, and a showman extraordinaire.

Today—more than a quarter century after his death—America’s pastime will never be the same. You can read more about Bill Veeck in the author's excellent book, Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick.

(Bloomsbury, ).Best known for sending a midget to bat during a game, innovative club-owner Bill Veeck was the P.T. Barnum of baseball. Here, his colorful career receives serviceable treatment from N. Y. Times sportswriter Eskenazi (A Year on Ice, Hockey, The Fastest Sport, etc.). Veeck was born to and for baseball.

His dad presided over the Chicago Cubs for 15 seasons, thus setting a family tradition.