Bill Veeck: A Baseball Legend by Gerald Eskenazi

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9780070195998 A sportswriter/author brings up to datewith some debunkingBill's own book, Veeck as in Wreck (1962) in a sympathetic view of the baseball iconoclast. Veeck, son of a Chicago Cubs executive, also began his career with the Cubs but left in disappointment to take over the minor league Milwaukee club. After World War II service and a serious injury he headed the Indians, Browns, and White Sox, introducing black players, uniform names, and other innovationsusually unwelcome. Beset with his deteriorating leg and other ailments and alienation from his first wife and older children, Veeck still emerges as a colorful baseball personality. Worth buying. Morey Berger, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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