Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Bill Veeck Newsbeat

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Satche’s Greatest Trick

“Paige was the best pitcher I ever saw,” Feller said. 

“He’s a better pitcher’n I ever hope to be,” Dean said.

“Of course the stories about Satchel are legendary, and some of them are even true,” said Buck O’Neil, who teamed with Paige on the Kansas City Monarchs and was a lifelong friend. “For Satchel, making believers out of doubters was sweeter than winning any ballgame. It was as sweet as life itself.”

gehrig97 Posted: February 16, 2017 at 09:04 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: bill veeck, bob feller, dizzy dean, satchel paige

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

DRUNK HISTORY WILL EXPLORE DISCO DEMOLITION NIGHT

Tonight’s episode of Comedy Central’s Drunk History is going to look at one of the more infamous promotions in MLB history. Disco Demolition Night at the old Comiskey Park in Chicago happened on July 12, 1979 and was the brainchild of DJ Steve Dahl and the Chicago White Sox’s promotions director Mike Veeck. It happened in between the doubleheader between the White Sox and the Detroit Tigers when a bunch of disco records were blown up on the field.

It led to a bunch of fans emptying the stands, storming the field, tearing up the turf and the result left the field in such bad shape that the White Sox had to forfeit the second game. The whole thing was witnessed by Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall and aired on WSNS TV. It was televised throughout Chicago and surrounding areas through the White Sox Television Network.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 06, 2016 at 03:06 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: baseball in television, bill veeck, comedy, disco demo, white sox

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Kiko Sakata
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMaybe We Were All Wrong About The Yankees Rotation
(16 - 9:36am, Apr 23)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogOTP 17 April 2017: Baseball, giant American flags, and patriotism
(1309 - 9:27am, Apr 23)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogTake the pledge: Let's banish pitcher wins, losses from baseball conversations
(59 - 8:31am, Apr 23)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogRangers' Joey Gallo hits hardest homer of 2017 | MLB.com
(11 - 8:21am, Apr 23)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogRed Sox coaches still don't want hitters thinking about hitting for power - providencejournal.com
(16 - 7:20am, Apr 23)
Last: Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle

NewsblogBrock Holt goes to the disabled list with vertigo
(45 - 5:29am, Apr 23)
Last: bachslunch

NewsblogMajor League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option
(8 - 2:38am, Apr 23)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogTempers flare in Tigers-Twins; Matt Boyd, Miguel Sano ejected
(9 - 1:09am, Apr 23)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(2242 - 1:04am, Apr 23)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogWhoever smelt OMNICHATTER dealt it, April 22, 2017
(204 - 11:56pm, Apr 22)
Last: fra paolo

Sox TherapyLet's All Overreact!
(52 - 11:24pm, Apr 22)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Pollo

NewsblogGiants Place Madison Bumgarner On 10-Day DL After Dirt Bike Accident
(42 - 10:26pm, Apr 22)
Last: Tubbs is Bobby Grich when he flys off the handle

Sox TherapySox Therapy Predictions?
(20 - 9:13pm, Apr 22)
Last: villageidiom

Gonfalon CubsAssorted Week 1 Thoughts
(38 - 9:12pm, Apr 22)
Last: Ardo

NewsblogWhy MLB’s best young stars will strike it wildly rich in ‘resetting of the market’
(44 - 8:25pm, Apr 22)
Last: Hank G.

Page rendered in 1.1562 seconds
50 querie(s) executed