Bill Giles is the former business manager of the Nashville Vols minor League baseball team before moving on to be publicist and marketing director of the Houston Colt .45s and the Astrodome for ten years. In late 1969 he joined the Philadelphia Phillies becoming director of Business operations. In 1981 he put a group together to purchase the Phillies and became CEO until late 1997 when he semi-retired and became chairman of the Phillies. He is still a part owner of the Phillies and Chairman. Giles is the son of former National League president Warren Giles. Doug Myers is the author of several baseball books, including Essential Cubs and Louisville Slugger Complete Book of Pitching.
Pouring Six Beers at a Time: And Other Stories from a Lifetime in Baseballby Bill Giles, Doug Myers
Bill Giles is a baseball lifer who grew up in ballparks while his father oversaw the Cincinnati Reds and later the entire National League. Young Giles learned that the game was meant to be fun, and he's done more to make it that way over the past five decades than just about anyone else. From the forgotten minor league towns to the big-league clubs in Houston and Philadelphia, Bill Giles spent all of his waking hours dreaming up ways to make the game more enjoyable. Pouring Six Beers at a Time is his humorous and poignant recollection of how he did just that.
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First post. Sounds funny