Bill Veeck

Bill Veeck
1914 - 1986

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American Baseballer Bill Veeck was born William Louis Veeck, Jr. on 9th February, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and passed away on 2nd Jan 1986 Chicago, Illinois, USA aged 71. He is most remembered for Best known for the innovations he brought to Major League Baseball. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

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First Name Bill
Last Name Veeck
Full Name at Birth William Louis Veeck, Jr.
Alternative Name Sport Shirt Bill
Age 71 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th February, 1914
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 2nd January, 1986
Place of Death Chicago, Illinois, USA
Cause of Death Cancer
Build Athletic
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., Kenyon College
Occupation Text Franchise Owner and Promoter in Major League Baseball
Occupation Baseball
Claim to Fame Best known for the innovations he brought to Major League Baseball
Father William Veeck Sr. (President of the Chicago Cubs) / Local Sports writer
Friend Charlie Grimm, Rogers Hornsby, Marty Marion, Dizzy Dean, HANK gREENBERG

William Louis "Bill" Veeck, Jr. (/ˈvɛk/; February 9, 1914 – January 2, 1986), also known as "Sport Shirt Bill", was a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a franchise owner and promoter in Major League Baseball. Veeck was at various times the owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox. As owner and team president of the Indians in 1947, Veeck signed Larry Doby, thus beginning the integration of the American League. Veeck was the last owner to purchase a baseball franchise without an independent fortune, and is responsible for many innovations and contributions to baseball.

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