Mike Veeck – Son of Bill
Some of you might be aware of this, but if not here you go. Mike Veeck is the President of the Charleston Riverdogs and part owner of five other minor league baseball teams. His father is Bill Veeck, who was a hall of fame owner of the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox. He became the owner of the Indians in 1946.
Bill Veeck is remembered most for the signing of Larry Doby, the first African American to play in the American League. He also signed Satchel Paige.
Mike Veeck is well known around Minor League Baseball for his “Fun is Good” philosophical approach.
Bill Veeck’s father (Mike’s grandfather) was the president of the Chicago Cubs from 1919 to 1933.
Just an interesting little tidbit for those that remember Bill Veeck.