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Veeck Talks Saints and Rosemont (IL)

Legendary baseball promoter Mike Veeck joined WGN Radio’s Dave Hoekstra to talk all things on and off the ball field, including the 25th anniversary of the St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) and the possibility of bringing professional baseball and “Fun Is Good” to Rosemont (IL).  Read more and listen here.

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Veeck to Unleash CornBelters’ Untapped Potential

Cornbelters LogoRenowned baseball owner/showman Mike Veeck has been part of the Normal CornBelters’ ownership group from the inception of a Frontier League franchise that completed its seventh season in September.  For the 2017 season and the offseason preparation for it, Veeck will “absolutely” be more involved in what he promises will be a change in direction for the occupants of the Corn Crib.  Read more here.

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Goldklang Group Unveils ‘Take Me Out With the Crowd’ Campaign

Goldklang Group LogoThe Goldklang Group has announced its “Take Me Out With the Crowd” fan outreach and engagement campaign in the footsteps and spirit of “Fun Is Good” and “Be Your Own Fan” previously introduced to fans over past seasons.  Read more here.

Goldklang Group Take Me Out With the Crowd

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An ESPN Interview with Mike Veeck

Goldklang Group LogoESPN takes a look at Mike Veeck, part owner of five teams minor-league teams via the Goldklang Group, as the “funniest man in baseball.”  Read more here.

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Saints Officials Tour New Ballpark

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoOn Friday, Mike Veeck and other officials from the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) took a couple of hours out of a sunny winter day to tour the $63 million Lowertown ballpark that will be the site of 50 Saints games every summer, as well as 100 other events each year.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.  You’ve got to love the “Creation of Man”-based mural.

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Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It, Plus Bill Veeck Bobble Leg

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979 remains one of the most well-known promotions in sports history. The original promotion was organized by current Charleston RiverDogs President Mike Veeck, but 35 years and one week later, this classic promotion will feature a 21st Century spin arranged by the RiverDogs. Continue reading

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An Interview with St. Paul Saints Owner Mike Veeck

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPioneer Press reporter Frederick Melo talks with indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) owner Mike Veeck about the launching of the Saints in 1993, the new ballpark currently under construction in Lowertown, and some of the fun in between.  Read more here.

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