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Veeck--As in Wreck The Autobiography of Bill Veeck

ISBN-10: 0226852180
ISBN-13: 9780226852188
Edition: 2001
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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.

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.

Foreword
A Can of Beer, a Slice of Cake—and Thou
A Man of Dignity
The Battle of Wrigley Field
The First Fine Careless Rapture of Milwaukee
A Universal-International Production
Dinner with Boudreau
Every Day Was Mardi Gras
...and Every Fan Was King
One $200,000 Dog for Two $100,000 Cats
The Name of the Game is Gamesmanship
It Only Takes One Leg to Walk Away
Leroy Had Been There Before
An Epitaph for Harry Grabiner
The Jolly Set
I'm from Missouri—Momentarily
The Greatest Right-handed Hitter of All Time
The Asterisk King
A Warm Spiritual Message from the Del E. Webb Corp
Right Between the Shoulder Blades
A Night at Toots Shor's
Dynasties Are for the Dinosaurs
Chuck Comiskey and the National Debt
The South Side Shall Rise Again
How We Bought the Minor Leagues Back to Los Angeles
I'm Not Handicapped; I'm Crippled
Afterword

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