From Gene Sapakoff at the Charleston Post and Courier on October 2, 2019:
She was destined to be the most famous baseball Veeck. That was clear two decades ago when a barefoot little girl with a contagious grin took a family friend by the hand. Bill Murray was led on a delightfully detailed tour of Shoeless Joe’s Hill at Riley Park before a Charleston RiverDogs game.
It’s certain still, even though Rebecca Veeck died on Monday at 27 after a long battle with a disease unbelievably worse than the original diagnosis.
She was a creative genius like her father, former RiverDogs CEO and co-owner Mike Veeck, which is a mouthful. Mike is the master marketer who revolutionized pro and college sports promotions from a Charleston minor league baseball stage. That included Silent Night (no cheering allowed) and Nobody Night (purposely empty ballpark), and 200 speeches a year all over the country.
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Originally published: October 3, 2019. Last Updated: October 3, 2019.