This tape raw footage for the documentary "Veeck: A Man For Any Season." In this tape, Bill Veeck and his wife Mary Frances watch the Illinois high school state final basketball tournament in Champaign, Illinois. This is followed by various conversations with other spectators and the beginning of an interview with Veeck in the stadium after the game.
00:00Copy video clip URL Veeck in the stands watching the end of the basketball game.
01:25Copy video clip URL Various people approach Veeck in his seat following the game. He chats with them about baseball and the basketball tournament, and signs autographs, as well.
13:20Copy video clip URL Veeck leaves his seat and runs into a television crew who asks him to make a prediction on an upcoming game.
14:25Copy video clip URL Cut to Veeck sitting at the press table, seated with his back to the basketball floor. The interview begins as Veeck talks about the excellence of the “event” of the basketball tournament, including, and especially, the activity off the court. He claims that as opposed to professional athletes, “these players have earned their brief moment in the sun.” He goes on to provide analysis of the game between Mt. Carmel and Cahokia.
18:40Copy video clip URL End of tape.