Veeck--As in Wreck

Veeck--As in Wreck

The Autobiography of Bill Veeck

By William Louis Veeck, Jr.; Ed Linn; Bill Veeck

University of Chicago Press, Paperback, 9780226852188, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2001

Bill Veeck was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game. His classic autobiography, written with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn, is an uproarious book packed with information about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners, including some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports literature.

About the Author

Ed Linn (1922 2000), a well respected sports-writer, was the author of 17 books, including "Hitter: The Life and Turmoils of Ted Williams", "Nice Guys Finish Last", and "Where the Money Is".

Bill Veeck (William Louis Veeck, Jr.) (1914-1986) learned the baseball business from the ground up at Wrigley Field when his father was at first general manager and then president of the Chicago Cubs. Bill went on to become the owner of the Cleveland Indians, the St. Louis Browns, and the Chicago White Sox-twice. In 1991, Veeck was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.