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palehosepub
08-28-2012, 01:40 PM
On Sept. 20, the Chicago Baseball Museum will host a symposium “One Family, Two Teams: The Impact of the Veecks on Chicago Baseball” at the Chicago History Museum. This fundraising event will honor the legacies of Bill Veeck Sr. and Bill Veeck Jr. and their contributions to Chicago baseball as well as Veeck Jr.’s role in promoting racial equality.
Symposium Details:
Thursday, Sept. 20
5:30 p.m.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago
Join the Chicago Baseball Museum for a public symposium in tribute of the Bill Veeck family on the anniversary of their transformation of Wrigley Field, changes that remain local trademarks decades later. In 1947, Bill Veeck Jr. as owner of the Cleveland Indians, signed Larry Doby to a major league contract to join Jackie Robinson in breaking the MLB color barrier as he became the first black player to integrate the American League. Veeck Jr. later hired Doby to become the second African American to manage in the major leagues when he was picked to manage the White Sox in 1978.
Guest speakers
Dr. Timuel Black, Chicago historian
Paul Dickson, author of Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick
Ron Rapoport, one-time Sun-Times columnist
Roland Hemond, former White Sox general manager
Eric Soderholm, ex-White Sox third baseman
Tom Weinberg, filmmaker
A limited number of tickets to the fundraiser are available on the website (chicagobaseballmuseum.org) for $150. The Chicago Baseball Museum is a 501 (c) (3) organization and your donations are eligible for tax deductions.
Please feel free to contact me with any other questions.
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palehosepub gbilek@comcast.net

palehosepub
08-28-2012, 03:27 PM
Great front page article last week about Mary Frances Veeck in the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/22/sports/baseball/widows-of-bill-veeck-and-wendell-smith-keep-a-pioneering-legacy-alive.html?pagewanted=all