Bill Veeck’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 9, 1914

Death Date

January 2, 1986

Age of Death

71 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States


Baseball Player

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