Quotes by Bill Veeck

Bill Veeck

American Major League Baseball franchise owner and promoter

Alive from: 1914-

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    After a month or so in St. Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way to draw a few people into the ball park, it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball club wasn't going to do it unaided.
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    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.
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    Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere.
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    Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too?
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    The Falstaff people, romantics all, went for it. They were so anxious to find out what I was going to do that they could hardly bear to wait out the two weeks. I was rather anxious to find out what I was going to do, too.
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    The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball.
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    This is a game to be savored, not gulped. There's time to discuss everything between pitches or between innings.
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    What can I do, I asked myself, that is so spectacular that no one will be able to say he had seen it before? The answer was perfectly obvious. I would send a midget up to bat.
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