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"Baseball's Greatest Maverick"

Bill Veeck was born into professional sports: his father served as president of the Chicago Cubs and his first job was at Wrigley Field. But Veeck's sprawling career as a baseball executive affected many people outside the world of sports. He paved the way for integration in the American League, and rewrote the rules for how teams do business with their home cities and fans. We chat with biographer Paul Dickson about Veeck's life and legacy in sports and the Washington region.

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