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There are only two seasons -- winter and baseball.

William Louis "Bill" Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
HOF 1991

Contributed by: Ken Phifer

Not really -- they lean towards cash.

On whether free agents leaned towards bigger cities

William Louis "Bill" Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
HOF 1991

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

William Louis "Bill" Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
HOF 1991

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

William Louis "Bill" Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
HOF 1991

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.

William Louis "Bill" Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
HOF 1991

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
William Louis "Bill" Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
HOF 1991

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

William Louis "Bill" Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
HOF 1991

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.

William Louis "Bill" Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
HOF 1991

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

William Louis "Bill" Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
HOF 1991

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.

William Louis "Bill" Veeck
Cleveland Indians
Owner
HOF 1991

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