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The Spirit of St. Louis - Bill Veeck went too far
on May 18, 2014
I was so inspired by some stories about the old days in St. Louis when the Cardinals and Browns shared Sportsman's Park. Although I admired Bill Veeck and believe he was way ahead of his time in baseball, such as interleague play which is now a staple of the game, Bill went too far when he sent a midget to the plate as a pinch hitter. Baseball has never tolerated travesties and shouldn't at that time. But Bill's main error in my view, as Browns owner, was to try to run the more established Cardinals out of town. As a lifelong Cardinal fan, even though I have no other personal ties to St. Louis, this time Bill went too far. He was truly, as the title of his biography suggests, "Veeck as in Wreck."