I was so in hock to Kroch's and Brentano's that they actually sent a bill collector to my apartment on Wellington Avenue who stood outside loudly shouting how many months and how much money I was in arrears. A couple years later, in , they worked as Browns box seat vendors — since fans had complained that the normal ones blocked their views of the field. One game, no at-bats, one base on balls. As a matter of fact, the cake cost us a darn sight more than Eddie did. If I had set out to use the opposing catcher to help build up the tension, I could not have improved one whit upon his performance. The battle with league headquarters had begun before Eddie stepped into the batter's box.
His right leg was injured at Bougainville in the South Pacific in and was amputated in Bill Veeck would never win an award for his presentation skills; however, his speech teacher in college said that despite breaking all the rules for giving a good speech, Veeck was effective. View my complete profile. Barnum and one part Sam Walton—a combination of showmanship and customer value. Others put the number closer to ,
View my complete profile. He was Bill Veeck, and the cadence he marched to, wooden leg and all, was the same as the fans'. The first two pitches went high, and then Cain essentially gave up, just tossing the last two. Contact the author of this article or email tips laist. When he tried to trade a popular Indians player and was greeted by uproar from the local fans, he went from bar to bar to apologize individually for thinking of trading the man. Veeck's promotions revolved around a desire to tickle the imagination.
It's fine to be appreciated for a day; I recommend it highly for the soul. NFL, Hollywood pioneer Strode my latest custom car Veeck was part carnival barker, part social prophet, but like his longtime broadcasting associate Harry Caray might have said, he lived for "fun at the old ball park. Eddie practiced that crouch for awhile, up and down, up and down, while I cheered him on lustily from the sidelines. You'll be appearing before thousands of people. Even today, I cannot talk to anybody from St.