Bill Veeck, Baseballs Greatest Maverick by Paul Dickson

The son of former Chicago Cubs President Bill Veeck Sr., Bill Veeck Jr. was an owner of the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Browns during his Hall of Fame career. Veeck Jr. grew up watching and admiring baseball players- including players in the Negro leagues and later went on to sign the first African-American player in the American League, Larry Doby. Bill Veeck, Baseball’s Greatest Maverick tells stories from Veeck’s days at Kenyon College, his time as a private in the Marine Corps, the failed attempt to purchase the Washington Senators, his support of Curt Flood in opposition to baseballs reserve clause, and much more.

A master promoter and charismatic showman, Veeck’s larger than life legacy is documented in great detail in Paul Dickson’s book which is a must read for any baseball fan.

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