The baseball player Bill Veeck died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
American baseball player and owner also known as ‘Sport Shirt Bill.’
He wrote several sports articles a day while growing up.
He was widely recognized for his publicity stunts to increase audience attendance at games.
His father William Veeck Sr. was a sportswriter.
In 1991, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 20 years after pitcher Satchel Paige .
The Falstaff people, romantics all, went for it. They were so anxious to find out what I was going to do that they could hardly bear to wait out the two weeks. I was rather anxious to find out what I was going to do, too.Bill Veeck
What can I do, I asked myself, that is so spectacular that no one will be able to say he had seen it before? The answer was perfectly obvious. I would send a midget up to bat.Bill Veeck
There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball.Bill Veeck
I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.Bill Veeck
I was in the game for love. After all, where else can an old-timer with one leg, who can’t hear or see, live like a king while doing the only thing I wanted to do?Bill Veeck