Paul Dickson's biography of Bill Veeck will be published. Order your copies now and be prepared for an immensely pleasurable reading experience: in the parlance of the game, this is a terrific match-up.
Dickson, honored for his indispensable and wide-ranging research by the Baseball Reliquary last July at their Shrine of the Eternals induction ceremony, will re-team with the indefatigable Pasadena pranksters for an exhibition honoring the irrepressibly irreverent Veeck, which will debut at the Arcadia Public Library on April 9th. "Bill Veeck, Baseball's Greatest Maverick" will run there through May 24th.
In mid-May, Dickson will travel to Los Angeles for additional Veeck-related events, culminating with the details-to-be-forthcoming "VeeckFest," to be held on Saturday, May 19. No word as yet as to exactly how many "baseball munchkins" the Reliquary will round up as part of their hommage to the man who helped teach them everything they know, but the element of surprise should never be underestimated...
Cementing their rep as "the greatest little anti-institution in baseball history," the Reliquary will have a wraparound exhibition that examines baseball's integration efforts, entitled "And The Walls Came Tumbling Down," which will open at the South Pasadena Public Library on May 1st and will run for the entire month of May.