Veeck--As In Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck [NOOK Book]

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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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Veeck--As In Wreck: The Autobiography of Bill Veeck

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226027210
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 5/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 341,517
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Bill Veeck (William Louis Veeck, Jr.) (1914-1986) learned the baseball business from the ground up at Wrigley Field when his father was at first general manager and then president of the Chicago Cubs. Bill went on to become the owner of the Cleveland Indians, the St. Louis Browns, and the Chicago White Sox-twice. In 1991, Veeck was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ed Linn (1922-2000), a well respected sports-writer, was the author of 17 books, including Hitter: The Life and Turmoils of Ted Williams, Nice Guys Finish Last, and Where the Money Is.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Bob Verdi
1. A Can of Beer, a Slice of Cake—and Thou, Eddie Gaedel
2. A Man of Dignity
3. The Battle of Wrigley Field
4. The First Fine Careless Rapture of Milwaukee
5. A Universal-International Production
6. Dinner with Boudreau
7. Every Day Was Mardi Gras...
8. ...and Every Fan Was King
9. One $200,000 Dog for Two $100,000 Cats
10. The Name of the Game is Gamesmanship
11. It Only Takes One Leg to Walk Away
12. Leroy Had Been There Before
13. An Epitaph for Harry Grabiner
14. The Jolly Set
15. I'm from Missouri—Momentarily
16. The Greatest Right-handed Hitter of All Time
17. The Asterisk King
18. A Warm Spiritual Message from the Del E. Webb Corp.
19. Right Between the Shoulder Blades
20. A Night at Toots Shor's
21. Dynasties Are for the Dinosaurs
22. Chuck Comiskey and the National Debt
23. The South Side Shall Rise Again
24. How We Bought the Minor Leagues Back to Los Angeles
25. I'm Not Handicapped; I'm Crippled
Afterword by Ed Linn
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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    Excellent historical biography of one of baseball's true characters

    Bill Veeck was always a controversial baseball owner among other owners, players, and fans alike. He was also a very entertaining owner. His autobiogrpahy is unsparingly honest and thoroughly entertaining. The book has aged well and the old-fashioned colloquilisms and vignettes add a lot to the mood and help mesh occurances around the ballpark with the social fabric of the times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2003

    Baseball was never so funny

    This is the guy who sent the midget up to bat. In his career, he owned several major league baseball teams, including the St Louis Browns and the White Sox. His son - part owner of several minor league teams - is just as nutty, funny and creative. You'll be laughing again and remembering why baseball is fun.

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