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Bill Veeck

AKA William Louis Veeck, Jr.

Born: 9-Feb-1914
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 2-Jan-1986
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chicago White Sox owner

Military service: USMC (WWII, injured, amputation of foot/leg)

Father: William Veeck, Sr. (sportswriter, d. 1933)
Wife: Eleanor Raymond (m. 1935, div.)
Wife: Mary Frances Ackerman

    High School: Hinsdale High School, Hinsdale, IL (three years)
    High School: Phillips Academy Andover (1932)
    University: Kenyon College (one year, dropped out)

    Baseball Hall of Fame 1991
    Purple Heart
    Lung Removal (1984)
    Risk Factors: Amputee

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Chicago Cubs Treasurer
    Milwaukee Brewers Owner (1941-45, with Charlie Grimm)
    Cleveland Indians Owner (1946-49)
    St. Louis Browns Owner (1951-53?)
    Chicago White Sox Owner (partial 1959-61, full owner 1975-81)

Author of books:
Veeck as in Wreck (1962, with Ed Linn)
The Hustler's Handbook (1965, with Ed Linn)
Thirty Tons a Day (1972, with Ed Linn)


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