Baseball Hall of Famer Bill Veeck 191486 was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game Bill Veecks Crosstown Classic, drawn from his uproarious autobiography cowritten with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn , is an unforgettable trip packed with anecdotes and insight about the history of baseball and tales of players and ownerssome of the most entertaining stories in all of sports literature Veecks own love for the game began when his father was manager and then President of the Chicago Cubs upon his fathers death in 1930, Veeck was hired as an office boy for eighteen dollars a week Here, Veeck recollects those halcyon days and how they underscored his development as a wily franchise owner, leading up to quite a rumpus, many years later, during his purchase of the White Sox from the Battling Comiskeys....
|Title||:||Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic (Chicago Shorts)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press 20 Dezember 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||101 Pages|
|File Size||:||772 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic (Chicago Shorts) Reviews
A small but nevertheless very funny book, written by a pretty funny guy.If you love baseball and the way it used to be long time ago, you will enjoy the story for sure.
This book contains two chapters from Veeck's autobiography, 'Veeck as in Wreck.' I enjoyed the chapters and would like to read the full autobiography. If you're a baseball fan looking for accounts of great games or exciting pennant drives, this isn't for you. If you want a behind the scenes account of buying and running a baseball team, this is for you.
I have forever been intrigued by Bill Veek and the White Sox were an interesting team in my mind. This told me the inside story of the Veek years.
for any cub or sox fan, this book tells previously untold stories. like the ivy in wrigley field having originally been mixed with bittersweet. veeck planted it. he tells of the war with charles comiskey over the purchase of the sox. his writing is piquant. his sense of fair play has evaporated from the game. a trip back, with doors opened that were closed the first time. this is obviously an excerpt. please offer the rest.
Not interesting. Not relevant today. One of the few books I didn't, finish. Would not recommend it. Just a boring book.