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  • [Channel 44 BV Master]

    [Channel 44 BV Master]

    Montage of Bill Veeck as a young man, in old age, shots of his autobiography “Veeck as in Wreck,” baseball, Comiskey Park, Eddie Gaedel, his wife Mary Frances, and many promotional gimmicks Veeck created. Frank Sinatra’s “I Did It My Way” plays over montage. Continue reading

  • [ESPN coverage of Eddie Gaedel anniversary]

    [ESPN coverage of Eddie Gaedel anniversary]

    ESPN news report celebrating the 35th anniversary of Eddie Gaedel’s entrance into the world of baseball. Bill Veeck put the little person to bat for the St. Louis Browns on August 19, 1951. There are interviews with people involved, including two of the players from that game between the Browns and the Tigers. The report concludes with a commemoration of Veeck’s life, as he had just passed away in January of that year. Included are clips from the documentary “Veeck: A Man for Any Season.” Continue reading