VEECK, MICHAEL, 1951- , INTERVIEWEE

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VEECK, MICHAEL, 1951- , INTERVIEWEE

Transcript and audio of oral history interview, Charleston, S.C., 2008 November 17.
Interviewed by Kerry Taylor, Director of The Citadel's Oral History Initiative and Assistant Professor in The Citadel History Department.
Transcript 9 p., 19:58
Businessman.
Michael Veeck was born in Tuscon, Arizona and is co-owner of The Charleston Riverdogs baseball team. He is the son of Bill Veeck (1914-1986), the owner of the St. Louis Browns, the Chicago White Sox and the World Series Champion Cleveland Indians (1948). Michael Veeck inherited his family's love of baseball. He was the originator of "Disco Demolition" a event held in Chicago's Comiskey Park to mark the end of disco records. The event ended in considerable damage to the stadium. In the interview, Veeck describes the planning of "Disco Demolition" and his role in hastening disco's demise.

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