Re: Phillies lose 10,000th
Originally Posted by Yachtzee
Wasn't that about when Bill Veeck was trying to buy the Phillies in order to fill the roster entirely with Negro Leaguers?
Yep, though it's hard to separate truth from legend on that one. Landis certainly steered the team to William Cox (who then gambled himself onto Landis' bad side in a year's time). Whether Veeck really was offering more and whether he intended to stock the team with Negro Leaguers is hard to prove. Veeck said so, but he was a master of promotion (self and otherwise).
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