Bill veck midget
Bill Veeck and Eddie Gaedel
There Once was a Little Person Who Played in Major League Baseball
Edward Carl Gaedel (June 8, – June 18, ) was an American with dwarfism who St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
St. Louis Browns owner Bill Veeck, in his autobiography Veeck – As in Wreck, said of Gaedel, "He was, by golly, the best darn midget who ever played big- league ball.
23 Jul Perhaps the most fascinating story was about Eddie Gaedel, the midget Bill Veeck sent to the plate as a pinch hitter. It was Veeck`s best-known.
Description:The Story — Gaedel gained immortality in the second game of a St. Louis Browns doubleheader on Sunday, August 19, He made a single plate appearance and was walked with four consecutive balls before being replaced by a pinch-runner at first base. Veeck realized that Gaedel, relishing his role may want to swing. He threatened to kill him. As a promotion, St.