The Hustler's Handbook

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What is the difference between a promoter and a hustler?" Bill Veeck asks. "Well, let's look at it this way. Neither one of them is an advertiser. An advertiser pays for his space. A promoter works out a quid pro quo . A hustler gets a free ride and makes it seem as if he's doing you a favor." Keep this in mind as Veeck, one of baseball's all–time characters and certainly its best–ever hustler, draws on an apparently bottomless well of stories, anecdotes, theories, and attitudes involving the often bizarre world ...
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Overview

What is the difference between a promoter and a hustler?" Bill Veeck asks. "Well, let's look at it this way. Neither one of them is an advertiser. An advertiser pays for his space. A promoter works out a quid pro quo . A hustler gets a free ride and makes it seem as if he's doing you a favor." Keep this in mind as Veeck, one of baseball's all–time characters and certainly its best–ever hustler, draws on an apparently bottomless well of stories, anecdotes, theories, and attitudes involving the often bizarre world of major league baseball. And, of course, he's never afraid to speak his mind. The Hustler's Handbook is a rich, hilarious, flagrantly outspoken lesson on how to operate as a hustler in the corporate jungle of modern baseball.

Veek lets us in on the tricks of his trade: how to turn around a sinking ball club; how to set back work to your advantage, from a disastrous loss to a long rain delay; and much more.

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Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times - George Ducker
Veeck is a divisive figure in baseball's history...cutting through the mythology of baseball to get at the sport's more essential themes.
Los Angeles Times Book Review
Veeck is a divisive figure in baseball's history...cutting through the mythology of baseball to get at the sport's more essential themes.
— George Ducker
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566638272
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • Publication date: 7/25/2009
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 708,549
  • Age range: 4 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Veeck (1914–1986) brought a flamboyant, fan–oriented entrepreneurship to his ownership of the Cleveland Indians, the St. Louis Browns, and the Chicago White Sox. He is best remembered for the innovations he brought to baseball and for his publicity stunts that brought fans to the ball park. He also wrote Veeck as in Wreck and Thirty Tons a Day.
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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    Unabled to read it

    It appears to be in some foreign language or code. Unable to read this downloaded version

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    Posted February 2, 2013

    Hustlrrs hanbook

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    Posted February 1, 2013

    still not readable

    I agree with the last review. This has not been formatted to be read on my nook. :(

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