Facts about Bill Veeck

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Bill Veeck was a famous Businessman from USA, who lived between February 9, 1914 and January 2, 1986. He/she became 71 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by Bill, under the main topic Sports.

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Famous quotes by Bill Veeck (15)


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"There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball"
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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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"I do not think that winning is the most important thing. I think winning is the only thing"
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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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"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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"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?"
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"Every baseball crowd, like every theatre audience, has its own distinctive attitude and atmosphere"
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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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"I try not to kid myself. You know, I don't mind romancing someone else, but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous"
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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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"I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity"
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"The most beautiful thing in the world is a ballpark filled with people"
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"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"
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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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