Baseball’s First Bill Veeck

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Baseball Research Journal

Publication Date

Fall 2013


What with Bill Veeck Jr.’s gregarious nature, numerous achievements, and well-known career as “a champion of the little guy” (to quote from his Hall of Fame plaque), it is not surprising that writers have penned quite a few profiles of the flamboyant baseball executive. On the other hand, regrettably little ink has been spilled in coverage of his father, the lesser-known Veeck Sr., an “unsung hero in MLB history.”


The definitive article appears in the pages of the Baseball Research Journal at: https://sabr.org/baseball-research-journal-archives/.

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