Collection Description (online finding aid):
HYMAN S. & FREDA BERNSTEIN JEWISH LITERARY FESTIVAL
October 18-28, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 pm
The Game Must Go On: Hank Greenberg, Pete Gray, and the Great Days of Baseball on the Home Front in WWII
Collection Name: Morris "Moe" Berg Papers
Collection Description: William Louis “Bill” Veeck, Jr. (1914-1986) was a prominent promoter of Major League Baseball (MLB) who owned the Milwaukee Brewers (minor league, 1941-45), Cleveland Indians (MLB, 1946-50), St. Louis Browns (MLB, 1951-53), and Chicago White Sox (MLB, 1959-61, 1975-81). Veeck grew up in a baseball family with his father being president of the Chicago Cubs and a local sports writer. Young Veeck worked as a vender for the Cubs, eventually rising to club treasurer.
Collection Description (from finding aid): The Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority was created by Act of Assembly on 15 April 1992 to lead the effort to design, finance, construct, own, and operate a baseball park for a Major League Baseball franchise in Virginia. The Authority consisted of nine members appointed by the governor, with each member serving a four-year term. Provisions were made for the Authority to appoint an Executive Director, acquire real estate, and issue bonds for various purposes.