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Mike Veeck is upholding the baseball tradition of the Veeck Family which started in baseball nearly a century ago when Mike Veeck's grandfather, Bill Sr., was president of the Chicago Cubs

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During his tenure, William Sr., gained fame as the person who first decided to grow ivy at Wrigley Field. Veeck’s father, Bill, who planted the ivy is a member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame. He was one of the owners of the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and the then-minor league Milwaukee Brewers. Famous for so many happy occurrences at the ballpark, Bill Veeck will always be remembered for signing Larry Doby, the first black man to play in the American League and for sending 3-foot-6 Eddie Gaedel to the plate for the Browns in a 1943 game. And… like father... like son... Mike Veeck, a true lover of entertainment, began his baseball career working for his father with the White Sox in the 1970s. He left the game for a while but returned in 1990 to resurrect the Miami (now Fort Myers) Miracle. In 1992, Mike Veeck was named winner of the MacPhail award, given annually for excellence in promotions with minor league teams. Mike, who has worked for four major league teams in the past, will concentrate his time this season, 2005, on his minor league teams. In addition to the St. Paul Saints, Veeck and Saints’ co-owner Marv Goldklang have ownership interest in the Miracle, Charleston Riverdogs (South Atlantic League, Hudson Valley NY-Penn League) and Sioux Falls. Mike Veeck and wife Libby are proud parents of two children, Night Train and Rebecca.

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William Veeck, Sr., facing a postal worker who is carrying sacks full of ticket orders for the 1929 World SeriesSUMMARY
Full-length group portrait of William Veeck, Sr., president of the National League's Chicago Cubs, holding his hands out in front of him, facing a postal worker who is carrying sacks full of ticket orders for the 1929 World Series, in which the Cubs played the American League's Philadelphia Athletics. An unidentified man is standing in the background, and he appears to be holding a revolver. The men are standing in a room in Chicago, Illinois. NOTES This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper. SDN-069306, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.

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