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Veeck as in wreck / Bill Veeck

I ordered Bill Veeck’s autobiography in the mid 80’s via a bookstore in Ottawa. Back in those days there was no Internet or “online ordering”. When I picked up the book, to my surprise, not only was it this beautiful hard copy w/ the top of the pages in gold (picture above) but it was also autographed by Veeck. Being a big baseball fan I was thrilled to no end. This book covers the life of one of the most interesting/ innovative, real life characters to have ever lived, in and outside Major League Baseball. He was nicknamed “The Gadfly”. This is my third time reading this book and it’s still captures me.
 
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Veeck as in wreck / Bill Veeck

I ordered Bill Veeck’s autobiography in the mid 80’s via a bookstore in Ottawa. Back in those days there was no Internet or “online ordering”. When I picked up the book, to my surprise, not only was it this beautiful hard copy w/ the top of the pages in gold (picture above) but it was also autographed by Veeck. Being a big baseball fan I was thrilled to no end. This book covers the life of one of the most interesting/ innovative, real life characters to have ever lived, in and outside Major League Baseball. He was nicknamed “The Gadfly”. This is my third time reading this book and it’s still captures me.
Oh unbelieveble.. I didn't expect to see someone who read this book. I've read Bill Veeck's autobiography for about 10 years ago and I've not heard any news about him or his books anymore, till now
 
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Veeck as in wreck / Bill Veeck

I ordered Bill Veeck’s autobiography in the mid 80’s via a bookstore in Ottawa. Back in those days there was no Internet or “online ordering”. When I picked up the book, to my surprise, not only was it this beautiful hard copy w/ the top of the pages in gold (picture above) but it was also autographed by Veeck. Being a big baseball fan I was thrilled to no end. This book covers the life of one of the most interesting/ innovative, real life characters to have ever lived, in and outside Major League Baseball. He was nicknamed “The Gadfly”. This is my third time reading this book and it’s still captures me.
What a great story, Bob. I grew up a "region rat" meaning we lived in NW Indiana. All our news and events came from Chicago. Everybody loved Bill Veeck. I will never, ever, forget "Disco Demolition Night" ... what a hoot! We all thought Steve Dahl was a cool character. And, I was a fan of KC and the Sunshine Band at the time :)
 
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Oh unbelieveble.. I didn't expect to see someone who read this book. I've read Bill Veeck's autobiography for about 10 years ago and I've not heard any news about him or his books anymore, till now
Imagine my reaction reading your reply and noticing that you’re from the Netherlands. Although there have been a few MLB players from your country, the most famous of course being the Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven from Zeist. To my knowledge there aren’t that many books about Veeck. He passed away in 1986. He certainly was an interesting man who lived by his own rules and outlook. One of a kind. The initial image I posted of the book was taken from the Internet. I’m attaching some photos of my copy, including the one w/ his autograph. Take care, nice talking with you.

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What a great story, Bob. I grew up a "region rat" meaning we lived in NW Indiana. All our news and events came from Chicago. Everybody loved Bill Veeck. I will never, ever, forget "Disco Demolition Night" ... what a hoot! We all thought Steve Dahl was a cool character. And, I was a fan of KC and the Sunshine Band at the time :)
Dick, you’ve been all over the US map or just about. Minnesota, Indiana with Illinois sports allegiance & now in Tennessee. I remember quite well hearing about that famous Disco Demolition Night. I think the city officials banned any such events ever taking place again afterwards. It turned into some sort of riot if memory serves me right. KC and the Sunshine Band ... wow, that was a long time ago. :thumbsup: I posted photos of my book in my reply to alexsandro22, above.
 
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Finished reading Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy last week, started on this today.
 
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“Bitcoin has no owner, no authority that can decide on its fate. It is owned by the crowd, its users. And it now has a track record of several years, enough for it to be an animal in its own right. Its mere existence is an insurance policy that will remind governments that the last object the establishment could control, namely, the currency, is no longer their monopoly. This gives us, the crowd, an insurance policy against an Orwellian future.”

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Now I read some books about finance. I need to prepare for test. From time to time I work on corporate finance homework help because I have bad experience in writing essays. Plus I need to go to grammar class and improve my English proficiency.
 
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