Footage from the documentary "Bill Veeck: A Man For Any Season."
00:23Copy video clip URL Open to Veeck quoting Kipling’s “The Elephant’s Child.”
1:05Copy video clip URL Narrator Mary Frances Veeck introduces Veeck: “For 50 years Bill has dreamed up thousands of different schemes…” Brief biography of Veeck, his vocations, interests, and personality.
2:26Copy video clip URL Title Card: “Veeck: A Man For Any Season.”
2:41Copy video clip URL Veeck at Northern Illinois University (NIU), April 4, 1985, speaking to an audience of students. Anecdote about catering to fans at bad ball clubs.
3:34Copy video clip URL Interview with Veeck in the Wrigley Field bleachers. He talks about the various natural and man-made wonders of the country, “And the most beautiful thing is a ballpark filled with people.”
4:30Copy video clip URL Montage of Veeck on the street and with people: “I enjoy people tremendously.”
5:21Copy video clip URL Segment on “Baseball in the Future,” March 1985. Talks about wing packs and individual flying apparatuses; ballplayers with transplanted arms; test tube ballplayers; a left-handed pitcher with a chimp’s arm.
7:30Copy video clip URL Opening day at Wrigley Field, 1984. Many people say hello to him. He describes the Illinois Masonic Hospital day at Wrigley Field: “It was the only way I could say ‘thank you!'”
9:03Copy video clip URL Singing during the 7th Inning Stretch. Credits. Veeck voice over: “This is the epitome of pleasure.”
9:50Copy video clip URL Black.
10:15Copy video clip URL Back on the bleachers, describing business in baseball and baseball in the future. “The equipment will be so different. The treatment will be so different…”
12:19Copy video clip URL End of tape.