Bill Veeck papers and sound recordings, 1940-1977.

 

Finding Aid the Collection at Chicago History Museum, Research Center

By Corey Seeman; rev. by Scott Ondercin, 2013

 

 

Chicago History Museum, Research Center

1601 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60614-6038

Web-site: http://www.chicagohistory.org/research

 

©Copyright 2013, Chicago Historical Society, 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, Ill.

 

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Title: Bill Veeck papers and sound recordings [manuscript], 1940-1977.

Main entry: Veeck, Bill.

Inclusive dates: 1940-1977.

Size:

17 linear ft.

3 v. (Scrapbooks).

4 oversize folders.

sound recordings (11 boxes)

 

Restriction: A portion of the collection is closed to researchers until processed.

Restriction: For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).

Provenance statement: Gift of Mary-Frances Veeck (M1983.0022).

Terms governing use: Copyright may be retained by the creators of items or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Please cite this collection as: Bill Veeck papers and sound recordings (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

 

This finding aid contains the following sections:

Summary description of the collection,

List of online catalog headings about the collection,

Arrangement of the collection,

List of contents of the collection.

 

Summary description of the collection:

Incoming letters; newsclippings; reports; 3 scrapbooks; oversize cartoons and other items; and other baseball related materials of Bill Veeck (William Louis Veeck, Jr., 1914-1986), a promoter of Major League Baseball and one-time owner of the Chicago White Sox franchise. Also includes reel-to-reel audio recordings of the radio program series "Bill Veeck Views the World of Sports" on WBBM-AM Radio, with Bill Veeck and hosted by Bob Cunningham.

 

List of online catalog headings about the collection:

The following headings about this collection were placed in the online catalog.

Subjects:

Veeck, Bill--Archives.

Chicago White Sox (Baseball team)

Major League Baseball (Organization)

WBBM (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)

Bill Veeck views the world of sports.

Baseball--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Baseball team owners--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Baseball teams--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Radio programs--Illinois--Chicago--20th century.

Chicago (Ill.)--Social life and customs--20th century.

 

Form/genre:

Audiotapes.

Correspondence.

Newspaper clippings.

Radio programs.

Reports.

Scrapbooks.

 

Added entries:

WBBM (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)

Bill Veeck views the world of sports.

United States--Illinois--Cook County--Chicago.

 

Arrangement of the collection:

Series 1. Personal papers (box 1-2)

Series 2. Published items (box 2-7)

Series 3. Scrapbooks (3 volumes)

Oversize folders

Audio tapes (audio box 1-9)

Unprocessed 9 boxes  Closed until processed

 

List of contents of the collection:

Series 1. Personal papers (box 1-2)

box 1

folders:

1          General papers, 1965-1973

            Oklahoma property

2          Incoming correspondence: November 1966-September 1967

3          Incoming correspondence: October 1967-April 1968

4          Incoming correspondence: May 1968-December 1968

5          Legal Documents, 1963-1969.

6          Misc. technical drawings.

7          Articles: Good Grief, They've done it again!, by Veeck and Ed Linn (baseball expansion and franchise shifts, ca. 1967)

8          Articles: My Plan to Remodel the Majors, by Veeck, Sport, May, 1968 (draft and notes)

9          Publicity material: Bill Veeck Views the World of Sports, ca. 1967-1970

10        Publicity material: Speaking engagements, 1960-1969

11        Publicity material: Suffolk Downs (Boston, MA) Race Track, 1969-1970

 

box 2

folders:

1          Veeck, a musical autobiography, concept by Paul Werth & book by Les Roberts, ca. 1977.

2          Veeck, a musical, concept by Paul Werth & book by J.B. Frezacca. 2nd draft, December 1978, with notes on play by Mary Frances (Mrs. Bill Veeck)

 

Series 2. Published items (box 2-7)

box 2 continued

items:

3          The All-American Dollar (uncorrected draft), by Joseph Durso: Introduction and Chapters 1-3

4          The All-American Dollar (uncorrected draft), by Joseph Durso: Chapters 4-7

5          The All-American Dollar (uncorrected draft), by Joseph Durso: Chapters 8-11

6          An Approach to Finding the Commissioner of Baseball, by Booz, Allen & Hamilton, (2 copies), ca. 1964

7          Backstage at the Mets (uncorrected proof), by Lindsey Nelson with Al Hirshberg, 1966

8          Computer Research in Baseball, by Computer Research in Sports, Inc., ca. 1968

9          A Farewell to Heroes (uncorrected proof), by Frank Graham, Jr., 1981

 

box 3

items:

1          Fielder's Choice: An Anthology of Baseball Fiction (uncorrected proof), by Jerome Holtman, ed., 1979

2          King of the Diamond (uncorrected proof), by Lee Allen and Tom Meany, 1965

3          The Long Season (uncorrected proof), by Jim Brosnan, 1960

4          Nice Guys Finish Last (uncorrected proof), by Leo Durocher with Ed Linn, 1975

5          Pitcher Performance Handbook (with cover letter & resume), by Ronald Lewis, 1966

6          A Study in Brown (with cover letter), by John Sullivan, April 1966

7          Today's Game (uncorrected proof with cover letter), by Martin Quigley, 1965

 

box 4

items:

1          The Way It Is (uncorrected proof), by Curt Flood with Richard Carter, 1971

2          What I know About Baseball (novelty blank book), by Eddie Glennon, undated

Baseball annuals:

3          American League, Red Book 1951, 1952, 1954 (2)

4          American League, Red Book 1959, 1960, 1963

5          American League, Red Book 1964 (2), 1967

6          American League, Red Book 1969, 1970

7          American League, Red Book 1974 (2)

8          American League, Red Book 1975

 

box 5

items:

1          American League, Red Book (annotated by Veeck) 1959 (2), 1960(2)

2          American League, Red Book (annotated by Veeck) 1965, 1966, 1967

3          American League, Red Book (annotated by Veeck) 1968, 1972

4          American League, Reference Book, 1961

5          Baseball Blue Book, auxiliary publications, 1963

6          Chicago Cubs, Playbill, 1934

7          Chicago White Sox, rosters & schedules, 1966-1968

8          Cincinnati Reds, Yearbook, 1966 (2)

9          Cleveland Indians, media guide, 1948

10        Eastern League, Pilot, 1951

11        National League, Green Book 1942, 1951, 1952

12        National League, Green Book 1960 (3)

 

box 6

items:

1          National League, Green Book 1964, 1967, 1968

2          National League, Green Book 1969, 1970, 1971

3          National League, Green Book 1972, 1973

4          National League, Green Book 1974 (2)

5          National League, Green Book (annotated by Veeck), 1959, 1963, 1965

6          National League, Green Book (annotated by Veeck), 1966, 1967, 1968

7          Misc. annual items, 1965-1970

8          New York Yankees, Yearbook and scorecard reprint, 1973

9          Pitching Record Book, 1948

 

box 7

items:

1          Football, 1933-1967

2          Misc. publications, 1964-1973

 

Series 3. Scrapbooks (3 volumes)

 

Oversize collection of cartoons and drawings

Oversize folder 1          Baseball:

items:

1          Amadee. Original b&w cartoon depicting Veeck's struggles with the minor owners of the St. Louis Browns. Veeck is pictured with fireworks and the minor owners are holding the matches and is entitled "Now For the Fireworks," ca. 1953

2          Amadee. Original b&w cartoon of Bill Veeck and Frank lane dressed as Aborigines putting needles in a Yankees doll and is captioned "Guess Who Hexed Those Yankees," ca. 1959

3          Cleveland Free Press. Copy of cartoon of four White Sox players ("Burly" Wynn, "Lil" Nellie Fox, Luis "The Thief" Aparicio & "Chicago" Al Lopez) dressed as gangsters under the headline "Our Normal Game Will Beat Sox," by Cleveland manager Joe Gordon. Underneath the cartoon are the scores of Chicago's four game sweep of Cleveland and the phrase "They came, they saw, they conquered," August 28, 1959

4          Darvas, Lou. Original b&w cartoon depicting a boy in old clothes with a note from Veeck pinned on him. It reads" Name is Buster Brown, on my way to Cleveland from St. Louis, Mo. - To have Cleveland take care of him. Excuse his appearance, and Veeck will give him a good going over when he gets home," ca. 1955

5          Darvas, Lou. Depicts an old man painting another street sign, the 12th, which all list an important job held by Veeck or a franchise he has owned. the final sign reads "Chicago, 1959" to which Veeck tells the old man to "...make this one in gold leaf," ca. 1959

6          Darvas, Lou. Original b&w (with tan accents) cartoon depicting Bill Veeck as a jack-in-the-box with signs in each hand on the 1948 Cleveland pennant and the 1959 Chicago White Sox pennant and is captioned "And they said it ”couldn't be done," ca. 1959-60.

7          Darvas, Lou. Original drawing of the 1948 World Champion Cleveland Indians with the twelve main players and manager shown, no date.

8          Day, Robert. Original b&w cartoon of three White Sox players. On is saying, "I'm worried. If we're finishing first, you know, we can't be such awfully nice guys," ca. 1959

9          Hainke, Al, Chicago Daily News. Original color cartoon to serve as a get well card for Veeck from the ”Chicago ”Daily News Sports Staff. Depicts Veeck in a hospital bed with TVs and radios blasting, phone ringing, etc. while nurse reprimands, ca. 1960

10        Mayer, Dick. Original color cartoon of Eddie Gaedel (midget who had one at-bat for the St. Louis Browns) with Bill Veeck's face the background. The pitcher says "I'll need a microscope to find his strike zone," no date (post 1951)

11        Montana, Bob, Archie comics. Original Archie comic strip with Archie and Jughead talking about baseball. Underneath, it is signed "With Best Wishes To A Great Sportsman, Bill Veeck, From "Archie" and Bob Montana," July 14, 1965

12        Perez, Alex, Los Angeles Times. Original b&w cartoon of the White Sox making their first visit to Los Angeles since the 1959 World Series and how the players have all gotten quite old (names 10 players aged 33-41), ca. 1961

 

Oversize folder 2          Suffolk Downs (Mass.) Race Track

items:

1          Bessel, Phil. Original b&w cartoon of Veeck discussing the types of promotions he will have at Suffolk Downs by looking at the promotions he had as a major league owner and the possibility of a 7' jockey, November 21, 1968

2          Bessel, Phil. Original b&w (with green accents) depicting Bill Veeck in a Suffolk Downs sweat shirt pushing a lawn mower with the Yankee Gold Cup and $254, 750 on it through money and is signed, "to Bill Veeck, with my best wishes for many Gold Cups to come," 1969

3          Bessel, Phil. Original b&w cartoon of Bill Veeck pondering the types of promotions he will have at Suffolk Downs in the upcoming year including the $10,000 Lady Godiva Handicap with Lady Godiva pictured on a horse, 1969

4          B½RO½B. Original b&w cartoon depicts a forlorn Veeck with broken suspenders (with Massachusetts Racing Commission written on them) and his pants falling down revealing 24 days written on his underwear. It is inscribed "gave him the big let down," ca. 1969

5          B½RO½B. Original b&w cartoon pertains to the $200,000 Yankee Gold Cup at Suffolk Downs and comically tells of the French influence on the race with can-can girls and Veeck wearing a Maurice Chevalier straw hat, ca. 1969

6          Johnson, Vic. Original b&w cartoon titled "In the Nick of Time" and signed "to Bill, the kind of guy Boston needs." Pertains to Veeck's financing plans at Suffolk Downs and depicts Veeck on horseback coming to the rescue of a New England Patriots (football team) from the oncoming train (Football Commissioner Pete Rozelle), ca. 1969

7          White, Leo. Original b&w cartoon honoring Bill Veeck as both the new president of Suffolk Downs and being named the North Quincy's Montclair Men's Club Man of the Year, 1969

 

Oversize folder 3          Misc. cartoons & drawings

items:

1          Anonymous. Original red ink on white paper depicts Veeck and an unidentified man dressed for combat with the other man saying to Veeck, "Stick with me, Veeck-I know the safest way...," undated

4          Gage. Original caricature of Bill Veeck done with black ink on gray metal sheet, undated

3          Knight. Original color drawing of Bill Veeck speaking at Bill Veeck Day of the Adcraft Club of Detroit, January 9, 1970

2          Kordick, Joe (Chicago Sun-Times). Original b&w (with yellow accents) cartoon wishing Veeck well while he was in the hospital. Signed by Kordick of the Times, Ed Feewey, Chester Gabrysink & Roy Gord of the Chicago Tribune, Frank Kilmer & John Quinn of UPI, and Harry L. Hall, ca. 1960

 

Oversize folder 4 Photographs

items:

1          b&w snapshot of Veeck and an unidentified man, undated

2          8x10 in. b&w by Carl F. Stitak (Lorain, Ohio) of a drawing welcoming Veeck as the main speaker at the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame, undated

3          11.5 x16 in. b&w matted photo of a press conference with Bill Veeck. Len O'Connor is prominent, undated

4          13x10 in. b&w matted photo of Veeck with two young boys at the William Trotter School in Boston who were wishing Bill Veeck a happy birthday and thanking him for his interest in Boston, ca. 1969

5          16x20 in. color team-issue photo of 1959 American League Champion Chicago White Sox, 1959

6          13.25 x10.25 in. b&w matted photograph of Veeck and an unidentified man in an office, undated

 

Oversize folder 5          Manuscript items

items:

1          Admirals Club, Award, February 18, 1970, for Veeck's interest in the development and future of air transportation

2          Circus Saints and Sinners Club of America honorary membership 18x23 wooden plaque given to him on November 25, 1968

3          Lists of flowers (planted?). No other information given on the document

 

Original audio tapes (audio box 1-11):

            Restriction: For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).

 

In 2013, audio tapes were in these types of boxes: 8 HB/#1-8; 1 slim/#9; 2 PB/#10-11

"Bill Veeck Views the World of Sports" on WBBM-AM Radio, with Bill Veeck and hosted by Bob Cunningham

Most tapes are reel to reel : 7 1/2 ips

 

box/tape/show#

The following shows were produced by Program Associates

(645 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611)

 

audio box 1

tape 1: Special Day in Baltimore (1966 World Series vs. Los Angeles)

 

tape 2: World Series Special (1966 World Series)

 

tape 3:

223      Football predictions

224      Vince Lombardi

225      What's going to happen to the Yankees?

226      Chicago Cubs

227      Frank Robinson

228      Parents picking sports for Children

 

Tape 4             Safety tape

267      Retirement of George Weiss

268      Los Angeles Dodgers tour of Japan

269      Davis Cup tennis

270      Football place kickers

271      Most Valuable Player in baseball

272      Baseball player's job/activities in the winter

 

Tape 5 Safety tape

273      Arthur Allyn (Chicago White Sox owner)

274      Pool (billiards)

275      Football injuries

276      Ironmen in baseball

            Presentation talk by Bob Cunningham

 

Tape 6 Safety tape

311      Stan Musial

312      All-star screwball team (baseball)

313      baseball in the courts

314      Baseball Commissioner's report to the fans

315      Football bowl games

 

Tape 7

363      National League spring training appraisal

364      American League spring training appraisal

365      New York Yankees chances for 1967

366      Spring training meetings

367      University of Illinois scandal

 

Tape 8

368      Recent rule changes in basketball

369      Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull

370      New baseball managers for 1967

371      Chicago Bulls future

372      Comeback baseball players in 1967

 

Tape 9

373      Bobo Holloman

374      What's important in baseball today

375      Conditioning for professional baseball players

376      Baseball starting too early

377      Soccer's weak opening

 

Tape 10

378      Arnold Palmer

379      Who will be rookie of the year?

380      Country becoming oversaturated with professional sports

381      Best way to watch a ball game

382      Leo Durocher

 

Tape 11

383      Babe Ruth

384      Japan in sports

385      Tradition in golf and tennis

386      Connie Mack

387      Growth sports

 

Tape 12

388      Jim Taylor

389      1967 baseball trades

390      Jack Koncannon and the Chicago Bears

391      Greatest football player in history

392      Need for a boxing commission

 

Tape 13

393      New college punt return rule

394      Relief pitchers

395      Rocky Colavito

396      Bill Bradley

397      Why does Ralph Houk oppose the pinch hit rule?

 

Tape 14

398      Big league scouting

399      Comparing the two baseball leagues

400      Casey Stengel's book

401      500 hitters

402      Lady umpire in professional baseball

 

audio box 2

Tape 1

403      White Sox pennant chances

404      Heavyweight elimination tournament

405      Sports slumps

406      What's missing in today's professional athletes?

407      Leo Durocher as manager of the year

 

Tape 2

408      Will this be Boston's year?

409      Whitey Ford

410      English Channel swimmers

411      New putting rule in golf

412      Mike Epstein

 

Tape 3

413      Dave Bristol

414      Baseball's aid to players

415      Growth of gymnastics

416      New football punt rule

417      Salaries in professional sports

 

Tape 4

418      Woody Held trade

419      The tennis situation

420      Baltimore Orioles

421      Player drafts

422      Baseball managers of 1967

 

Tape 5

423      Unrest in sports

424      Future of soccer

425      Walter O'Malley and the Dodgers

426      Baseball Parks

427      Contact lenses in sports

 

Tape 6

428      Outstanding sports events

429      Golden era of sports

430      30 game winners

431      Importance of crowds

432      Growth of leisure sports

 

Tape 7

433      Baseball clowns

434      All-Star baseball game

435      American tennis

436      Modern equipment

437      Violence in sports

 

Tape 8

438      Jim Ryan

439      4th of July leader

440      Football coaches all-star game

441      Best baseball trades of 1967

442      Baseball attendance

 

Tape 9

443      Packers all-star game

444      Why are pitchers such bad hitters?

445      Does and underdog leading help baseball?

446      Injuries and pennant

447      Ernie Banks

 

Tape 10

448      Minor Leagues

449      Rick Barry

450      Baseball's Hall of Fame

451      Televisions influence on sports

452      Boating

 

Tape 11

453      Spitball

454      Bart Starr

455      Pennant contenders late season acquisitions

456      Baseball annual meetings, part 1

457      Baseball annual meetings, part 2

 

Tape 12

458      Duffy Daugherty

459      AFL & NFL comparison

460      Gamesmanship

461      Training camps

462      Rocky Colavito

 

Tape 13

463      William Finley

464      New Orleans Saints

465      Baseball umpires

466      Baseball managers

467      Professional football player revolt

 

Tape 14

468      7 inning second game of a doubleheader

469      How important are baseball trades

470      Fenway Park

471      Professional golf tournaments

472      Great sports writers

 

audio box 3

Tape 1

473      Soccer's first full year

474      Southern 500 auto race

475      Manager of the year

476      Marvin Miller

477      Charles Finley

 

Tape 2

478      Importance of the professional pitching coach

479      Frank Lane

480      Late season player acquisition

481      AFL and NFL comparison

482      Collapse of pennant picks

 

Tape 3

483      Veeck baseball awards, part 1

484      Veeck baseball awards, part 2

485      Veeck baseball awards, part 3

486      Eddy Stanky

487      George Hallas

 

Tape 4

488      World Series - greatest show on earth

489      American and National League comparison

490      What's more important than the Series

 

Tape 5

491      Nicer Series for the Cardinals?

492      Charles Finley move

 

Tape 6

493      Professional series - behind the scenes

494      Johnny Unitas

495      Most valuable players

496      Football replays

497      What happened to nicknames in sports

 

Tape 7

498      Baseball meeting (must be played before 10/18/67)

499      Where will baseball expansion players come from?

500      What about football ratings?

501      Baseball attendance

502      Competition for sports fans

 

Tape 8

503      New west coast basketball teams

504      Gamblers in sports

505      Bob Cousy and the gamblers

506      Effect of injuries in sports

507      Sports in Hollywood

 

Tape 9

508      American League expansion, part 1

509      American League expansion, part 2

510      Baseball's new managers, part 1

511      Baseball's new managers, part 2

 

Tape 10

512      Carl Yastremski

513      Decline of football in the Big 10

514      Ryder Cup

515      Joe Dimaggio & Charles O. Finley

516      Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr comparison

517      Table tennis

 

Tape 11

518      Milwaukee - big league again? (baseball)

519      Charlie Grimm

520      Sam Mele

521      Mexico pre-Olympics

522      Unions in sports

 

Tape 12

523      Celtics and 76ers

524      A's in Oakland

525      Lamar Hunt Stadium in Kansas City

526      Baseball trades

527      Is boxing making a comeback?

 

Tape 13

528      Minor league professional football

529      Growth sports

530      Athletic conditioning

531      Sports nuts

532      Getting children to participate in sports

 

Tape 14

533      Boycott of the Olympics?

534      Indiana and the Big 10

535      Baseball's most valuable player

536      Sports expansion

537      Football injuries

 

audio box 4

Tape 1

538      U.S. men's tennis

539      Team morale in football

540      College football coaches

541      Baseball minor leagues

 

Tape 2

542      Bowl games (must be aired by December 16)

543      Growth of the major leagues

544      Baseball trades

545      Effect of major league expansion on the minor leagues

546      Charlie Grimm book, part 1

547      Charlie Grimm book, part 2

 

Tape 3

548      Spitball rule

549      Bing Devine

550      UCLA in college basketball

551      Heiseman Trophy winners

552      Tug Wilson book

 

Tape 4

553      Avery Brundage

554      Morale in football

555      NFL all-stars

556      Rookie all-stars

557      Baseball rebuilding trades

 

Tape 5 Safety tape

558      Baseball Expansion

559      Buzzy Bavasi

560      Booing

561      Negotiations between players and management in baseball

562      When will soccer become successful

 

Tape 6

563      New football union

564      Playing out options

565      Professional wrestling

566      Professional soccer

567      More & more football

 

Tape 7 Safety tape

568      Carl Yastrzemski (bonus baby)

569      Green Bay and the Packers

570      Tennis

571      Madison Square Garden

572      Baseball contracts

 

Tape 8

573      World-wide baseball

574      Walter O'Malley

575      AAU vs. NCAA

576      NBA expansion

577      Joe DiMaggio

 

Tape 9

578      Yankees for sale?

579      New managers in baseball

580      Paul Brown

581      Professional contracts

582      Hall of fame elections

 

Tape 10 2/6/68

583      Minnie Minoso

584      Professional football draft

585      AAU & NCAA situation

586      Vince Lombardi

587      Baseball draft

 

Tape 11 2/6/68

588      Professional basketball

589      Trading players

590      Professional Golf (Dean Beman)

591      Player conditioning

592      Safety devices in hockey

 

Tape 12

593      Spring training

594      Winter Olympics

595      Football profits

596      Football Hall of Fame

597      Hockey

 

Tape 13

598      National Indoor Tennis Tournament

599      Basketball

600      Spring training in other sports

601      Summer Olympics

602      Buddy Young

 

Tape 14

603      Spring training tour

604      Pennant winners in winter

605      How important are baseball coaches?

606      Increasing violence in sports

607      Baseball in New York

 

audio box 5 Tape 1 3/4/68

608      Relief pitchers

609      New spitball rules

610      Minor league sports

611      How to liven-up baseball

612      Baseball re-alignment

 

Tape 2 3/18/68

613      Rookies

614      National League re-alignment

615      Soccer

616      Television's influence on sports

617      Professional golf feud

 

Tape 3 3/18/68

618      Spitball

619      Basketball 1968 all-stars

620      Baseball trades - how now?

621      Baseball managers - Eddie Stanky

622      Kentucky Derby

 

Tape 4

628      Masters Tournament

629      Baseball picks for 1968, National League

630      Baseball picks for 1968, American League

631      AAU vs. NCAA

632      Open tennis

 

Tape 5

633      Preseason injuries of 1968

634      Decrease in bonuses to college seniors

635      Exhibition season of 1968

636      Surprise players of 1968

637      U.S. Olympic basketball play

 

Tape 6

638      Charles O. Finley

639      Baseball attendance of 1968

640      Technicalities hurting sports?

641      National League expansion

642      Who's going to compete in the Olympics?

 

Tape 7

643      Home run records

644      Walter O'Malley

645      Most amazing basketball team

646      The brush back (pitch)

647      Football already?

 

Tape 8 5/8/68

648      Heavyweight championship

649      Baltimore Orioles comeback

650      Low batting averages, part 1

651      Low batting averages, part 2

652      St. Louis Blues Hockey Team

 

Tape 9

654      Reaction to re-alignment

655      Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer fading 

656      Gamesmanship

657      Baseball & the Harris Report

658      Al McBean

 

Tape 10 5/20/68

659      Drugs and sports

660      Will Turbine win at Indianapolis (May 29)

661      New professional football rules

662      Cost of baseball franchise, part 1

663      Cost of baseball franchise, part 2

 

Tape 11 5/20/68

664      "Baseball, I Love You" review

665      Yankees in last place

666      Frank Howard for real

667      Ken Boyer & the White Sox

668      Impact of the press on baseball

 

Tape 12 6/3/68

670      Integration in baseball

672      Sports neglected by Bill Veeck

 

The following programs were produced by: All Star Radio and TV Productions

(1431 North State Parkway, Chicago, Illinois)

Tape 13

679      Don Drysdale, 1968

680      Best sport for a career

681      Baseball draft

682      Length of baseball games

683      Retirement of Sonny Werblin

 

Tape 14

684      Firing managers, part 1

685      Firing managers, part 2

686      Football's new season

687      Baseball Commissioner Eckert

688      Baseball expansion

 

audio box 6

Tape 1

689      Soccer going to make it in the United States?

690      Lee Trevino

691      More enclosed stadia

692      Ken "Hawk" Harrelson

693      1968 league leaders

 

Tape 2

694      Are player strikes justified?

695      Selection of all-star players

696      Third baseball league

697      Boxing making a comeback?

698      Negro athlete equal in sports

 

Tape 3

714      Wilt Chamberlin

715      Dennis McLain

716      Length of football season

717      Who will represent the U.S. in the Olympics?

 

Tape 4

718      Pro Soccer

 

Tape 5

719      Washington Senators

720      Who would Veeck rather not be?

721      Hoyt Wilhelm & Ernie Banks

722      Bean ball

723      Pat Williams

 

Tape 6

725      Satchel Paige

726      Open Tennis?

727      Paul Brown

728      Touring golfers vs. the PGA

 

Tape 7

729      Baseball officiating going down hill

730      Football telecasting, 1968

731      McHale leaves the commissioners office

732      Sports medicine

733      NBA basketball

 

Tape 8

734      Olympics

735      Frank Lane

736      Earl Sande

737      Manager of the year

738      Super Bowl winner

 

Tape 9

739      Baseball dullest season

740      Chicago White Sox

741      Most valuable player

743      Sports in the Bay Area

 

Tape 10

744      Lou Groza

745      The open tennis tournament

746      Bob Gibson vs. Denny McLain

747      Joe Gordon

748      Roger Maris

 

Tape 11

754      Baseball managers

755      Don Meridith

756      Umpires

757      Olympics

758      National Football League

 

Tape 12

759      Bob Gibson

760      Washington Senators

761      Quarterbacks

762      Future World Series

763      Boston Celtics

 

Tape 13

764      World Series roundup, part 1

765      World Series roundup, part 2

766      Hockey vs. basketball  

767      College vs. basketball

768      Baseball umpires

 

Tape 14

769      How to build up baseball, part 1

770      How to build up baseball, part 2

771      Professional basketball, 1968-1969

772      New baseball managers, 1968-1969

773      Pitching coaches

 

audio box 7

Tape 1

774      Booing

775      Washington Senators

776      Baseball expansion draft

777      What can baseball do for a city?

778      Summer Olympics, part 1

 

Tape 2

779      Summer Olympics, part 2

780      Professional football, 1968

781      Olympic winners turning professional

783      New Olympic records

 

Tape 3

785      New basketball stars

786      Baseball's new general managers

 

Tape 4

787      Bill Veeck's new job

788      Beards and mustaches

 

Tape 5

789      Football injuries

790      Ellie Howard

791      Professionalism and the Olympics

792      Japanese baseball

793      New York Athletic Club Track Meet

 

Tape 6

799      Announcers

801      Baseball meetings

802      Mickey Mantle

803      Football coaches

 

Tape 7

804      Baseball Commissioner General William D. Eckert

805      Baseball's next commissioner

806      All-star team

807      Baseball changes

808      Bowl changes

 

Tape 8

814      Earl Morrall

815      St. Louis Blues

816      Baseball's problems

817      Tennis

 

Tape 9

824      Bowl game

825      George Allen

826      Hall of Fame

828      Lefthanders

 

Tape 10

834      Baseball's 100th year

835      Requirements of the new baseball commissioner

836      Baseball's young turks

837      Charley Sifford

838      Football future

 

Tape 11

840      Eddy Stanky

841      Female jockeys

842      Basketball players

 

Tape 12

859      Ted Williams, part 1

860      Ted Williams, part 2

861      Rogers Hornsby

862      Gordie Howe

863      Female Athletes

 

Tape 13

864      Volleyball

865      Tennis

866      Bob Short

867      Golf

868      Football draft of 1969

 

Tape 14

869      Amateur track

870      Baseball changes

871      State high school finals

872      Billy Casper

873      Mickey Mantle's retirement

 

audio box 8

Tape 1

879      1969 baseball predictions (must be played week of 3/31/69)

880      Winners repeating (baseball) (must be played week of 3/31/69)

881      NFL-AFL merger

882      Spring training experiments

883      Billy Martin

 

Tape 2

884      Arthur Ashe

885      Baseball player public relations

886      Agents for athletes

887      $100,000 player

888      Baseball's new owner

889      Ballparks and homeruns

 

Tape 3

890      Why people like spectator sports

891      Greatest pitchers and hitters

892      Importance of Averages

893      Great Sports Boners

 

Tape 4

899      Baseball recruiting

900      Paying athletes

901      Frank Frisch

902      Teenage disinterest in baseball

903      Psychology of spectator sports

 

Tape 5 Reserve shows

A         Baseball rules

B          Number of teams in the major leagues (baseball)

 

Tape 6 Stand by shows (5/25/1967)

1          Television's effect on professional sports

2          Sign stealing in baseball

3          Firing baseball managers

4          Hunting (sportsmen)

 

Tape 7 Stand by shows

1          Sports announcers

2          Connie Mack (also as #386)

3          Are sports in for a boom?

4          What if Babe Ruth played baseball in 1968?

 

Tape 8 Stand by shows

1          Japanese in sports

2          More Leagues in football and basketball

3          Minor league football

4          Other team sports (hockey, soccer, etc.)

5          Paul Richards (Atlanta Braves [baseball] executive)

6          Professional Golf

7          Toughest officiating job

8          Instant replay on television

9          Greatest football player of all time

 

Tape 9 Stand by shows

1          Japan and sports

2          More national leagues in sports

3          Sports announcers

4          Connie Mack

5          Babe Ruth

 

Tape 10 Audition tape (11/14/1966)

1          What's going to happen to the Yankees?

2          Satchel Paige

3          Vince Lombardi

4          Parents pick sports for children

 

Tape 11 Audition tape

1          Ernie Banks

2          Boating

3          Duffy Daugherty

4          Table tennis

5          Football replays

6          Charlie Grimm

 

Tape 12 Audition tape

1          Football replays

2          Gamblers in sports

3          Tournament golf

4          Competition for the sports fan

5          What about football ratings

 

Tape 13

Veeck promo spots for WBBM-AM, Chicago

 

Tape 14

Veeck promo spots for WSTA & WPNO (3/10/1969)

 

audio box 9

Tape 1 Veeck audition tape safety

Bob Cunningham only

 

Tape 2 Veeck presentation recording

Bob Cunningham promo tape

 

Tape 3 Veeck presentation recording

1. Bob Cunningham promo

2. George Weiss (New York Mets executive)

3. Vince Lombardi

4. Los Angeles Dodgers tour of Japan

 

Tape 4 Veeck presentation master (15 ips)

Bob Cunningham only

 

Item 5

7" promotional record

 

9 Unprocessed boxes--CLOSED UNTIL PROCESSED

 

Card catalog headings

The following card catalog headings have been placed in the Archives & Manuscripts Card Catalog.

Veeck, Bill

Subject headings

1. Automobile Racing

2. Baseball

3. Basketball

4. College athletes

5. Football

6. Golf

7. Hockey

8. Horse racing

9. Oil fields -- Oklahoma

10. Olympics

11. Radio and Baseball

12. Soccer

13. Sports

14. Sports facilities

15. Sports spectators

16. Tennis

17. Trade-unions -- Baseball players