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Posted June 17, 2012
Dickson does an excellent job of capturing Veeck in all his flavors, including an empathic view of the wizard from behind the curtain, the man we never knew. Not only is it a great story, but a fascinating look at a significant chunk of baseball history. It sheds new light on the era that saw the end of baseball's racial barriers. It should be required reading for suffering Cleveland sports fans who, like me, are too young to have been there the last time the Tribe won the series, that's not to take anything away from the insight fans in Milwaukee, St. Louis and Chicago will gain. More generally, if you are a fan of great biographies, read this book!
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Posted May 12, 2012