Veeck's best known stunt hits anniversary
NEW YORK -- Fifty years ago Sunday, Bill Veeck pulled the best gimmick of his career, hiring Eddie Gaedel for a one-time-only appearance as a pinch hitter for the St. Louis Browns.
The gag was that Gaedel was just 3-foot-7. He wore uniform number 1/8 and bowed grandly twice as he trotted down the first base line after a predictable base on balls.
The anniversary will be marked by a re-enactment on Saturday at
the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. and a special on
ESPN's "Outside ...
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