MIKE VEECK

Game 457 | April 28, 1994 | Mike Veeck
Proclaiming "Fun is Good," Veeck brought minor league baseball back to Minnesota when he established the St. Paul Saints in 1993. Playing to large young crowds, Veeck's teams featured players such as Minnie Minoso, Darryl Strawberry, J.D. Drew, Jack Morris and Ila Borders. Baseballs were delivered to the home plate umpire courtesy of a trained pig. In 2008, the pig was christened "Boarack Ohama."


Game 498 | May 29, 1996 | Mike Veeck
Veeck's St. Paul Saints continued to thrive in 1996 with the attendance nearing that of the Twins on several occasions. Highlight of the 1996 Saints season was the signing of former major league all-star Darryl Strawberry as an outfielder. On June 3, he hit a home run in Duluth that was estimated to have traveled 522 feet. A month later he signed a contract to return to the major leagues with the New York Yankees.


Game 880 | May 16, 2017 | Mike Veeck
Insisting that “baseball should be fun,” St. Paul Saints co-owner Veeck told stories of his long career in baseball. He shared the background on “Disco Demolition Night,” which caused the Chicago White Sox to forfeit a game and led to his banishment from Major League Baseball. He also talked about his partnership with co-owner and actor Bill Murray and some of the ideas they shared to keep fans entertained

(LtoR) Dave Mona, Mike Veeck, Bill Robertson (physician), Pete Kostroski


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