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Bill Veeck : baseball's greatest maverick

Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher: New York : Walker & Comp., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Veeck's sportswriter father became president of the Chicago Cubs when Bill was four, and America's pastime became his lifelong passion. He changed the business and conscience of baseball, leaving his mark on it as few ever did.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bill Veeck
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dickson
ISBN: 9780802717788 0802717780
OCLC Number: 738346685
Description: x, 434 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Senior --
Veeck on deck --
A rambunctious Cub --
Brewers gold --
The Philadelphia story --
Pvt. Veeck goes to war --
Back in the game --
Lawrence Doby and the integration of the American League --
The oldest rookie --
Indians summer --
Flagpole sitting --
Striking out with the St. Louis Browns --
Baltimore chop --
Chicago a go-go --
Bells and whistles --
Peachblossom Creek --
Off to the races --
The last hurrah --
Demolition --
Borrow time --
Epilogue --
Following the family and close friends.
Responsibility: Paul Dickson.
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We knew Bill Veeck was the baron of ballyhoo. We didn't know (or at least I didn't) that he was a patriot as high-flying as Ted Williams, a racial barrier-buster as fearless as Branch Rickey, a Read more...

 
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