Raw footage for the documentary "Veeck: A Man For Any Season." This tape features footage of a Chicago Sports Hall of Fame awards ceremony, where Veeck is being inducted. His acceptance speech is on this tape.
00:05Copy video clip URL Bill Veeck talks to a woman about Helen Morgan, a woman who could play piano and sing.
01:12Copy video clip URL Veeck talks to Minnie Minoso. He talks about his charity. He is having financial difficulties because people keep delaying payment. “Whatever I have to do for those kids, I will do it… People have given me so much, I can’t give enough to those kids.”
04:42Copy video clip URL Veeck signs an autograph for a man who wants to know when he’ll be in the bleachers again.
06:20Copy video clip URL A former baseball player says that Bill Veeck is the reason the White Sox stayed in Chicago.
08:00Copy video clip URL Man: “How are you doing?” Veeck: “Well, we’re surviving. The alternative is a little bit frightening.”
09:12Copy video clip URL A pastor prays over the start of the evening: “Heavenly Father, architect of the game plan this evening… salt this evening with precious memories, and pepper it with humor. Amen.”
10:12Copy video clip URL The tape skips over some of the initial speakers. George Connors (?) offers a moment of silent prayer for two Chicago Hall of Famers who have passed away. The tape cuts to a different speaker.
11:08Copy video clip URL A man introduces Barney Ross, whose brother George is accepting on his behalf.
12:20Copy video clip URL Introduction of Bill Veeck: ticket seller for Cubs, owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Marine, owner of the Cleveland Indians, owner of the St. Louis Browns, and twice owner of the White Sox.
13:55Copy video clip URL Veeck’s acceptance speech. “I’m particularly honored because one of the members of your hall of fame is my Daddy… It gives me double pleasure just to be included with him.” He talks about the kids who will receive the money from the dinner. “I just wish I could impress on you how much your presence here tonight will help so many kids whom you’ll never see.”
16:28Copy video clip URL Announcement of Darryl Stingley’s induction. Stingley was an NFL player until he became a quadriplegic as a result of a spinal injury he suffered during a game. He feels grateful to receive the award as a native son of Chicago, and hopes that kids in Chicago will see sports as a positive decision they can make.
18:32Copy video clip URL End of tape.