Mike Veeck Honored For Indelible Impact On Baseball!
Mike Veeck has been selected as one of baseball’s most significant Off-Field Figures in the last 50 years! This recognition comes from the esteemed Society For American Baseball Research, also known as SABR.
To commemorate their 50th anniversary, they chose the 50 most influential Off-Field figures in the last 50 years of baseball history – and we’re so happy to say that Mike is one of them! The list includes historical baseball icons like Buck O’Neil, Bill James, Claire Smith, Frank Robinson, Peter Gammons, Ted Turner and Vic Scully, to name a few!
The announcement notes Mike’s wildly creative promotions that inspire and influence Independent and MLB teams across the country. And his groundbreaking ideas are still bringing fun to the ballpark and creating happiness for fans even today. In addition, Mike’s partnership with actor Bill Murray and lawyer Marv Goldklang are noted for launching the Saint Paul Saints, considered one of the most successful teams in minor league baseball.
When asked how he felt about the announcement, Mike responded: “It’s an honor to be recognized by SABR and included with such historically important people. I’m especially thrilled to be mentioned in the same breath as my grandfather, William Veeck Sr. and my father, Bill Veeck Jr.”
SABR 50 at 50: The Society for American Baseball Research’s Fifty Most Essential Contributions to the Game
As part of the SABR 50 at 50 project to commemorate the organization’s fiftieth anniversary, we present 50 of the most significant Off-Field Figures for the past 50 years. While the players take center stage in most baseball discussions, many others have made a significant impact on the game off the field. These individuals have indelibly marked the way the game is played, watched, understood, enjoyed, governed, and bankrolled. https://bit.ly/365THo4
Thanks to all of you for supporting Mike, the Saints and the Fun Is Good philosophy for so many years. We love sharing the positive messages of fun, passion and creativity in virtual sessions across the country.