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There are only two seasons -- winter and baseball.

Bill Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
Contributed by: Ken Phifer

Not really -- they lean towards cash.

On whether free agents leaned towards bigger cities

Bill Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner

The Mets achieved total incompetence in a single year, while the Browns worked industriously for almost a decade to gain equal proficiency.

Bill Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
Veeck - as in Wreck, by Bill Veeck.

I don't blame the other club owners. We'd have walked away with the pennant.

After a general rejection of his idea to field a team of stars from the Negro National League as a solution for what the NL should do with the Phillies which was being operated by the League in World War II during the period after their owner, Gerry Nugent, gave up

Bill Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
Contributed by: Lee Gibbs

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.

Bill Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner

Eddie, how would you like to be a big league ballplayer? Eddie, you'll be the only midget in the history of the game. You'll be appearing before thousands of people. Your name will go into the record books for all time. You'll be famous, Eddie. You'll be immortal.

To midget Eddie Gaedel during the time leading up to his one and only at-bat

1951
Bill Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner

A typical White Sox rally consisted of two bloopers, an error, a passed ball, a couple of base on balls, and, as a final crusher, a hit batsman. Never did a team make less use of the lively ball.

Commenting on the Go Go Sox of 1959

Bill Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner

When you're out there in the big league pressure cooker, a pitcher's attitude -- his utter confidence that he has an advantage of will and luck and guts over the hitter -- is almost as important as his stuff.

Bill Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner

I was in the game for love. After all, where else can an old-timer with one leg, who can't hear or see, live like a king while doing the only thing I wanted to do?

On why he became one of baseball's most colorful showmen

Bill Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner

I have discovered, in 20 years of moving around a ballpark, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.

Bill Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner

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