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Remembering Mary Frances Veeck, an ambassador for baseball and sounding board for the former Chicago White Sox owner

2 monthes ago   |   By Bésame

Mary Frances Veeck was recalling the night in 1979 that her husband, former Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck, returned from a particularly rough night at Comiskey Park.
An anti-disco promotion with a local rock station and radio personality Steve Dahl had gone awry, with thousands of fans invading the field and forcing the forfeiture of the second game of a scheduled doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers.
Bill returned to their South Side home in a foul mood.
“Bill was upset at having to forfeit the game,” Mary Frances told the Tribune in a 1989 interview. “He had never had anything that...
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