|The Charleston River Dogs minor
league team gave the first 1,000
fans at their 7/19 game this
amazing bobblehead. Credit son
(and team president) Mike Veeck
for the creation, marking the year his
dad would be 100 years old!
Roland Hemond should write the Hall of Fame plaques. I asked him about his one-time boss, Chicago White Sox team owner Bill Veeck. I’m moved by his tribute that he was so kind to share with a fan.
Pat Gillick gave me hope for the future regarding the Baseball Hall of Fame.
|Don’t wait for
give you permission
to write to
front office heroes!
I was delighted with Pat Gillick’s detailed response he sent me in 2011.
He speculated on future baseball executives who could join him as Hall of Fame members.
Since hearing from Pat, I haven’t focused enough on baseball’s history makers in the front office.
Just today, I sent a letter to Roland Hemond. I heard him speak nearly 25 years ago at an American Legion World Series. After the speech, he told me that his philosophy as a general manager was to trade players one year too soon. He wanted to see that both teams got something worthwhile in a deal. He seemed like a kind, insightful man.
Cross your fingers for me.