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 was inducted.
00:00Copy video clip URL The ceremony continues, honoring sportswriter Jerry Holtzman. He invented the “save” rule, a statistic for measuring the success of relief pitchers and especially closers. “I’ve been very grateful of the fact that I’ve been able to stay in Chicago and stay a sportswriter all these many years.”
02:10Copy video clip URL They read off the full list of Chicago Hall of Fame inductees, which in includes Bill Veeck, Jerry Holtzman, Darryl Stingley, Barney Ross and Mike Ditka.
03:24Copy video clip URL Barely audible background conversation and dark, difficult to make out images. “Where is Satchel Paige?” “He’s dead.” “He is?”
04:23Copy video clip URL A man requests an autograph from Bill Veeck on behalf of Harry Gottlieb, who told him to identify Bill Veeck as “the guy without the tie on.”
04:50Copy video clip URL Veeck talks to assorted people, signs autographs, and confirms dinner plans with friends. He talks to Jerry Holtzman.
08:52Copy video clip URL Holtzman “I don’t know anybody… who has had the physical courage [Veeck] has had over the years.” He relates an anecdote about how Veeck broke his only knee and was nevertheless full of humor and good cheer. Producer Tom Weinberg asks him to repeat himself more succinctly.
10:30Copy video clip URL End of tape.